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 wrestling with her two young boys, sneaking in a date night with husband Andy and working on her fitness with running and pilates.
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.
John Lundy has been with Elk Cove since the 2013 harvest. He has been blending, filtering and, cleaning tanks for us in the cellar as well as overseeing the evening harvest crew of interns. When he is not pressing grapes or gathering samples for the winemakers, John enjoys seeing live music with his wife Laurie and keeping up with his two sons and new grandson.
Cellar Hand/Harvest Lead
Jesse started his wine journey in retail sales. He fell in love with wine through studying outside of work. Two years into the industry Jesse moved to Napa to study Viticulture and winery technology at Napa Valley College. Since 2014 he has been making wine in northern and central California, New Zealand, and South Africa. Jesse started at Elk Cove in April of 2022 to make cool climate wines for a family-owned business. Outside of work Jesse enjoys rock climbing and spending time outside.