Meet Our Naked Winemakers
(Yeah, we know how that sounds)
Owner & President Naked Wines, LLC / Head Winemaker
Peter joined the Naked team in 2010 after serendipity introduced him to our former owners and founders while riding a chairlift at Mt. Hood. They were looking for a full-time winemaker and (as luck would have it) Peter was just the man for the job! Having grown up in Germany, Peter learned winemaking and distilling at a young age from his uncle. When he started work in the winery over a decade ago, our total case production was a mere 2,000 cases. Peter has helped to grow our winery production to more than 45,000 cases since then. Although he’s now an owner as well as the President of Naked Winery, Peter still spends time working with other Naked winemakers Alaina Waller and Adam Carr to ensure quality and consistency are maintained in each new vintage.
Club Insert Readers: Here's the truth to Peter's two truths and a lie... While Peter is an ideal contender for the title of “Most Interest Man In The World'' not everything about his magazine profile was true… were you able to spot the lie? Turns out, he indeed has cruised on a sailboat in the Carribean for a year and was at one time the proud owner of a castle in Italy. However, he has not had the pleasure of biking around the isle of Majorca… not yet anyway.
Winemaker / "Girl in Charge"
Alaina is not your average winemaker. For starters, she’s young… and a woman. She is as comfortable in the cellar, taking care of business and driving a forklift, as she is shredding down the side of a glacier on the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol. It’s all in a day's work for Alaina. Grapes and wine are as much a part of her story as the land and outdoor activities she enjoys so much. Alaina grew up on a vineyard in the Hood River Valley and went on to receive a degree in Enology and Viticulture from Oregon State University in 2013. Alaina joined the Naked team to oversee winemaking in our Hood River winery in February 2014 and has been dishing up award-winning wines and delicious club exclusive selections ever since. She is equal parts sass & class.
Wanna learn more about how badass Alaina is? Of course you do.
Assistant Winemaker / "Wiz Kid"
Adam is a true West coast guy, laid back and always game for adventure. He grew up in Camarillo, California where he learned to love surfing and graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a bachelors of science in pharmacology. Adam made the move to Hood River in 2015 to spend his Summer kiting the mighty Columbia and, like so many Gorge transplants, he fell in love with the place and never left. Adam joined the Naked team that year working in our flagship tasting room team. He started helping out with the production team working harvest in 2017 and we are so excited to have him in the callar full time now!
Club Insert Readers: Here's the truth to Adams's two truths and a lie...Turns out Adam is a bit of a brainiac and has a bachelor's degree in pharmacology, and as well as being physically active and dislocating his knee at least 24 times (so far). However, this painful fact did not affect much more than his kite seasons because he is *not* an international competitive dancer.