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About Jachter Family Wines

For more than 27 years, Dave Jachter owned and operated several successful car dealerships in Oregon. You may recall his tag line “And That’s No Bull!” His innovative approaches and commitment to local communities saw him through a successful career and impressive awards in the auto industry, including Time magazine’s Dealer of the Year nomination. Through those decades, Dave cultivated a passion for wine, and a cellar to match. Dave sold his car businesses recently and decided that, instead of retiring, he would turn to the world of wine. In addition to being a Northwest wine fan, Dave has travelled to France, Italy, and California wine regions, and tasted wines from around the world.  He studied at UC Davis, completing a variety of viticultural courses to refine his expertise and he bought a beautiful piece of land. He and his wife, Karen, purchased 120 acres in the Chehalem Mountains AVA in the heart of the Willamette Valley.

For the first four vintages (2019 - 2022), Dave and winemaker Jared sourced fruit from neighboring vineyards with likeminded sustainable and organic farming practices. Dave's first estate vintage from his 17.91 planted acres was in 2023 and he also just finished building a state-of-the-art winery and barrel room set to open Summer 2024.

Perhaps we all can remember exactly when we fell in love with wine. For Dave, his fascination for wine was ignited in 1975. After finishing final college exams, he and a buddy headed to a fine restaurant and asked the waiter to bring to the table a good red wine. “How about a GREAT red wine?” asked the server.  It was a Château de Beaucastel, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (often said to be among the greatest wines of France).  A passion was born, and Dave was forever hooked on wine! His goal now is to produce the finest quality Oregon wines possible.

Dave will continue his generous work in public service in his new endeavor.  He and Karen are firm believers in giving back to the community. Dave and Karen intend to donate a large percentage of all profits from Jachter Family Wines to the local community. Visit Jachter Family Wines website, www.jachterwine.com, to keep up with progress and their grand opening.  It will be one to remember, and as Dave would say “And That’s No Bull!” 

Written for Great NW Wine.com by Ellen Landis: Amazing Sommelier, wine writer, wine educator, wine event moderator, and sought-after judge for all wine events. 


Jared Etzel


Jared grew up on the Beaux Frères Vineyard and was schooled in Enology and Viticulture at Oregon State University. He worked vintages at Cristom and Brick House Vineyards before traveling to Spain where he worked at Artadi & Clos Erasmus. Before developing Domaine Roy & fils, Jared moved to California where he worked with Fisher Vineyards, Kapcsandy, and Blankiet. Jared's inspiration comes from the many organic and biodynamic estate vineyards making soulful wines specific to their site and vintage.

Aaron Jachter

Vineyard Director

Aaron moved to Oregon in 2006 to work with his father, David Jachter, and learn the automotive industry. He was a technician for many years then was promoted into management at the family dealership, Wilsonville Toyota. He has a passion for machinery and a hobby in farming. He is looking forward to making farming into a career! Aaron has a wide range of knowledge and experience which will make him an exceptional vineyard farmer.



Director of Sales & Marketing
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Tasting Room Associate

Greg is a seasoned hospitality professional with a genuine passion for exceptional wine and food. His journey began as an executive chef in the demanding yet rewarding world of hotel and golf resort management.

In 2011, Greg embarked on a new chapter, drawn to the allure of Oregon's Willamette Valley. His unending curiosity about wine, coupled with his genuine interest in connecting with others, enabled him to transform each visit into a memorable experience, celebrating the everyday pleasures of life. This philosophy has led him to Jachter Family Wines, where he has found a true home among the wine community.

Greg's journey is the essence of hospitality, an enthusiastic Tasting Room Associate dedicated to creating authentic experiences that leave a lasting impression.


Tasting Room Associate

Gabby grew up in the lovely Willamette Valley wine country. A recent graduate from Oregon State University. Gabby has always been captivated by the wine industry and the rich cultural experiences it offers. She has charisma and positive energy that oozes from her ears. Her lifelong passion lies in turning strangers into familiar faces, establishing deep connections, and engaging in delightful banter. She finds great purpose in uncovering the essence of individuals and building meaningful relationships. We are lucky enough to work with Gabby for the next couple of years while she takes a couple of gap years to continue her education and apply to colleges for her graduate studies.



Candra Jachter

Candra Jachter is one of seven children and was born in Ventura, California. Her father moved her to Oregon in 1999 and she NEVER left! So… she has lived here for more than she ever did in Cali… Does this make her an Oregonian?

Candra joined the Jachter family in 2007. She was hired by David Jachter at Wilsonville Toyota. Candra met Aaron Jachter when he was promoted to manager in 2009 and it was love at first site! She became a true Jachter in 2012.  In the 11 years she was with Wilsonville Toyota she mastered many skills which will help her succeed in running the vineyard/winery office and serving in the tasting room. Come see her in the tasting room when it opens! She cannot wait to meet you!




Tasting Room Associate

Hello there, my name is Brit. I’m a seasoned professional in the hospitality industry wearing many hats over the years. It is my priority to ensure you enjoy your experience and most importantly, relax. My other joys include spending time with my dogs and cats. I am big fan of trivia, hiking, snorkeling, traveling, wine and food. I do genuinely care about inclusivity in my personal life and that is very valuable to me in my professional life. Love is for all!

Redd Jachter

Vineyard Dog

Redd is a 4-year-old red lab. He is our vineyard pup! If you see him barreling towards you… remember to bend at the knees and don’t be frightened!! He is a big ol baby. One of the sweetest dogs in the world. He can’t wait to meet you and your furry friends!

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