“A Mexican immigrant, Guillén came to the United States in 2002, after graduating with a computer engineering degree from Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua. He was visiting his father (also named Jesús), who was working as the vineyard manager for White Rose in Dayton. The younger Guillén arrived with the intent to study English for six months at a nearby community college, then return to Mexico to work,”
But when he arrived in Oregon, he fell in love, as we have, with the best place in the world to make Pinot Noir.
Read Guillén’s story (which includes working with Vintners Circle members Patricia Green Cellars and Mark Vlossack of St. Innocent) on his way to becoming a winemaker. Guillén is also an advocate of ¡Salud! services, providing healthcare and resources for vineyard workers and their families.
Read this article from Travel Oregon here.
OPB’s Think Out Loud features Tuality Healthcare’s ¡Salud! mobile clinic providing health care to vineyard workers. ¡Salud! Services Manager, Leda Garside, R.N., and Pacific University School of Physical Therapy professor and partner to the program, Jose Reyna, share their experience.
Listen to Think Out Loud featuring ¡Salud! here
Eric Mortenson of the Capital Press spends a day in the vineyards to witness ¡Salud!’s mobile clinic in action. Learn more from Nancy Ponzi of Ponzi Vineyards, and how the wine industry and healthcare professionals came together to help more than 25 years ago.
Read the article here
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- “Amid a Health Crisis, ¡Salud! Puts Farmworkers First” – Wine Enthusiast
- “Wine Country’s Farmworkers Are Staying Healthy Against All Odds” – Reasons to be Cheerful feature
- COVID-19 Clinics featured in Statesman Journal
- More than $1 Million Raised