l’Eté du Vin Guest of Honor


Zena Crown Vineyard

Shane Moore | Winemaker


Born and raised on a third-generation farm in the open plains of Idaho, Shane Moore left Weippe in 2004 to build an academic foundation for his favorite agricultural pursuit, wine. He graduated from Washington State University with a BS in Horticulture and a focus on Enology and Viticulture in 2008. A cellar rat throughout his college years, Shane learned the rhythms of the winery from the seat of a forklift while deepening his natural affinity for the land and the vine. He left the Pacific Northwest, succumbing to his wanderlust, to explore and hone his craft around the world.


For three years, Shane gained valuable experience working in wineries in Canada, in Western Australia, and in Israel’s Golan Heights. Shane met his future wife, Claire, while working harvest in Margaret River in 2010, and the pair soon returned to her native Sonoma County in California. Shane joined the Jackson Family Wines team in 2011 as an enologist specializing in Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, and in 2013 he returned to the Pacific Northwest to assume the role of Winemaker for Zena Crown Vineyard.


Beyond winemaking, Shane is deeply passionate about music and nature. All three pursuits allow him to explore artistic and emotive multi-sensory expression.


Zena Crown Vineyard



Zena Crown Vineyard is located in the Willamette Valley’s Eola-Amity Hills AVA. Since its third leaf, Zena Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir has been an acclaimed single-vineyard designate for top producers throughout the Willamette Valley.


Since the 2013 vintage, Zena Crown Vineyard has crafted site specific Pinot Noirs under its namesake – capturing the vineyard’s changing moods and expressions just as if it were a living, breathing thing. As Winemaker Shane Moore adapts to its rhythms and natural oscillations, he seeks to explore and manifest the singular voice of this special piece of land, in accordance with the remote and rugged beauty of the Eola-Amity Hills.


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