Winemaking & Viticulture
Winemaker Adam Godlee Campbell joined forces with his parents at Elk Cove in 1995. Adam studied political science at Lewis & Clark College while working summers at the winery. When not doing blending trials or collaborating with other second generation winemakers, Adam can be seen tromping through the vineyards or playing ping-pong with his wife Carrie and their three kids, Georgia, Silas and Francis.
Travis Watson has been Elk Cove’s vineyard manager since 2002. He does everything from planting new vineyards, to managing pruning and thinning, to heading the construction of our new fermentation halls. When not at Elk Cove, Travis spends time camping and doing archery with his kids, Tate and Hannah.
Heather Perkin has been with Elk Cove year-round since 2006. She studied winemaking at Adelaide University in South Australia and interned at several wineries in Australia and New Zealand as well as at Elk Cove. When she doesn’t have her nose in a barrel or her head in a tank, she can be found training for half-marathons with husband Andy and keeping her fearless Yorkshire Terrier, Zoë, away from skunks.
José Sotto has been working in Elk Cove’s cellar since 2003. He keeps wine production running smoothly year round – he’s also our resident jokester. During harvest, José leads the Spanish-speaking morning punch-down crew. When not topping barrels or running the bottling line, José might be in Tillamook fishing for steelhead with his kids, Luis Gustavo, Julia, and Diego.