Doyle W. Hinman
Doyle, a pioneer in the Oregon wine industry, founded Hinman Vineyards in 1979 and nurtured the winery to become one of the largest in Oregon. His passion for wine was sparked by an apprenticeship in 1977 at the Geisenheim Wine Institute in Germany and transformed into 30 years of hands-on experience in the emerging Oregon wine industry. Doyle has spent the past 15 years in marketing and sales for Henry Estate Winery in the Umpqua Valley, and is among few in the region to have brought Oregon wines to foreign markets. Five H represents Doyle’s return to the production side of winemaking. He is currently a member of the Oregon Export Committee, past member of the Oregon Wine Advisory Board, past President of the South Willamette Region of Oregon Winegrowers’ Association, member of Founders Council of the Oregon Wine Board, and Governors Agriculture Advisory Council.
Sue Ann Hinman
Sue Ann has been a contributor to the Oregon wine business for more than 25 years. Her appreciation for wine has transpired into a commitment to Five H and the growth of a successful business. Her imminent retirement from teaching will be followed by increased responsibilities at Five H and the representation of the wines in a variety of markets.
A recent University of Oregon graduate, Chelsea has deep roots in the Oregon wine industry despite her young age. In 2005, she attended an Oregon Wine Board Trade Mission to Beijing, Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong. She also traveled to Hong Kong in 2006 for VinExpo Asia. Chelsea is currently Estate Regional Manager for Terlato Wine Company, a major U.S. importer, based out of Portland. When time permits in her busy schedule, she also helps with sales responsibilities for Five H.
Brady is new to the wine scene, but his life-long exposure to the industry has given him an insider’s view of wine and winemaking. Brady has been involved with distributor marketing events in the Northeast and Midwest. Through this, he has developed a keen interest with distributor relations and wine production. Brady will continue to grow into his niche with Five H as his experience expands.
Cody, the youngest member of the Five H team, has grown up in the wine industry. His most recent wine experience took him to the Grand Canyon National Park, where he introduced Five H Heritage to the wait staff at El Tovar, where he worked. Currently, his interests in travel have led him to Thailand and the Southern Hemisphere, where he’s creating winemaking opportunities for the future of Five H.