Kristina is the General Manager at Hummingbird Estate. An Illinois native, she was transplanted in 2006 to Oregon with her Southern Oregon native husband Tim Alvarez, who is the owner of Claudio Alvarez Construction. Kristina’s favorite wine is made from the Norton varietal – the Missouri state grape that she first enjoyed in college in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Kayla is the Assistant General Manager and Event Coordinator at Hummingbird Estate. An Eagle Point, Oregon native, she has her Bachelor’s of Science in communications from Arizona State University.
Kayla prefers lemon drops to wine.
Sequoia is the Tasting Room Manager at Hummingbird Estate. She earned the role quickly after coming to Hummingbird as a member of the tasting room staff in 2019. A native of Rogue River, Oregon, Sequoia is engaged to her fiancé Jesse and will be married at Hummingbird in 2022. Sequoia’s favorite wine is Hummingbird’s Sparkling Chardonnay.
Chris Hubert, Vineyard Manager
Hummingbird Estate’s Vineyard Manager, Chris Hubert, from Results Partners LLC., earned his B.S. degree in Fruit Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, then worked as a Professional Crop Adviser for Crop Care Services in Napa before taking on the role of Vineyard Manager at Louis Martini Vineyard in St. Helena, California, then Quail Run Vineyards in Talent, Oregon.
In 2010, Results Partners expanded services into southern Oregon, with Chris representing the “RP South” region. What does he like about working for RP? The “commitment to excellence that we all strive to achieve.”
We are grateful to Chris for his consistent oversight, wisdom, and expertise in fulfilling our vision for Hummingbird Estates.
Chris Graves, Winemaker
Chris Graves is the winemaker at Naumes Crush and Fermentation, where he oversees all winemaking, winery operations, client relations and support services.
Born and raised in California’s vine-covered Sierra Foothills, Graves developed an early fascination with winemaking. Graves is a 2004 graduate of the UC Davis Viticulture & Enology program.
Lured by the beauty and rapid growth of the Southern Oregon wine industry, Graves and his family relocated to Jacksonville in 2014. He worked as a consulting winemaker before joining Naumes Crush in 2015.
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