Furioso :: The People

It’s an All-Star Team

Proprietor Giorgio Furioso feels that life, like art, is a building process, and making wine is no exception. To that end, he has gathered a world-class team to assist him in fulfilling the promise of Furioso Vineyards.

To this team, Giorgio brings his Italian heritage, his childhood memories of his Nono, Papa, and Uncle making wine, and a lifelong career as an artist, professor of art, and designer of artist-friendly architectural developments in Washington, DC. Winemaker Dominique Mahé brings his French roots and extensive winemaking experience in Australia and America. Head of Wine Jared Etzel brings his own family tradition of superior vinification, along with experience gained in Napa, Sonoma, France, and Oregon. Hospitality Manager Jim Maguire brings his exquisite brand ambassador skills honed in Europe, the Far East, and the Pacific Northwest, in addition to his vast knowledge of the Willamette Valley and world-class hospitality know-how.

Add the members from the vineyards, the harvest, and the tasting room – all passionately dedicated to each facet of their part in bringing the best from vine, grape and wine – to you.

L to R: Paul, Rylee, Drew, Jack, Shea, Jim

The Hospitality Team is led by Jim Maguire and includes all-star hosts Drew Hildebrandt, Jack Matney, Paul Carlson, and Shea Guevara.

Tasting Room Supervisor Drew Hildebrandt is an Oregon native who was raised in Virginia. Returning to his roots in Oregon after graduating from Virginia Tech, he has embraced the Willamette Valley wine industry with open arms. When not working on the estate vineyard, Drew enjoys spending time with his partner, Shelby, and their dog, Pepper – a Great Dane-Weimerarner mix.

Tasting Room Host Jack Matney hails from our “backyard”, Sherwood, Oregon. Married to his high school sweetheart, Sydnie, Jack comes to Furioso with a background in hospitality and an engaging style. Diving into the deep end of the Oregon wine industry, Jack enjoys sharing his knowledge of Furioso and the Willamette Valley with his patrons.

Tasting Room Host Shea Guevara is a scion of a fellow Willamette Valley grape-growing family. This budding winemaker is cutting her teeth with us, racking up experience both in the tasting room and helping out winemaker Dom Mahé in the Cellar.

Tasting Room Host Paul Carlson is a son of Minnesota who has settled in the Willamette Valley after living in Japan and Germany, amongst other places. A fun engaging tasting room host, Paul also enjoys helping out in the Cellar and working on “both sides of the fence.”

Tasting Room Host Rylee Sinclair is an Oregon native born and raised in Sherwood. She has just recently graduated from Portland State’s School of Business. After graduation she plans to stay working in the Willamette Valley wine industry. This girl is quite the chatterbox and is happy to talk about wine, food, shopping, and much more!