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Leonard Oakes Winery Staff

Leonard Oakes Estate Winery is proud to introduce our wonderful staff...

Jonathan Oakes Jonathan Oakes
As Leonard Oakes' great grandson, Jonathan was raised as a fourth genereation fruit farmer. In 2008 after graduation from Niagara College, Ontario, Canada, Jonathan made the transition into winemaker and vitaculturalist. Through strong attention to detail, Jonathan is committed to bringing you premium wines with a definitive sense of place.
Jonathan Oakes picking grapes


Wendy "Wine Wench" Wilson
Having done any number of international jobs, Wendy came back to the farm in 2001 and hasn't taken a breath since. As president of the winery, she gets the privilege of working with all of these fantastic people and counts them as great friends. And the employee discount ain't half bad either!

Wendy Wilson & Jerod Thurber


Jerod "Bear" Thurber
After returning from a stint in Central America, Jerod came back to Leonard Oakes Estate Winery and is now the Tasting Room Manager and the Tourism and Environmental Projects Manager. Jerod graduated from Hocking College with a degree in Ecotourism and Adventure Travel.



Adam "Hey" Bachman
Good luck getting a conversation out of Adam - don't let his silence belie his commitment to helping produce award winning wines. Our go-to guy, he is integral to everything we do.

Adam Bachman
Chris Tee Chris "Wine Empress" Tee
Chris keeps us on our toes as our mother hen. Always cheerful and ready to learn and help, don't be surprised if you leave Leonard Oakes Estate Winery with more than one bottle of wine!
  Kim "Wine Diva" Bow
What words could possibly express her devotion to all things Semi-Dry Vidal? Kim is our Wonder Woman... Secretary by day, wine diva at night and on weekends... and if you play your cards right, she'll wear her wonder woman costume to work!
Kim Bow
Jessica Clute

Jessica "Ica" Gardner
Jessica is our resident Mets fan and lover of all this starry. Most days she is fixing local residents physical therapy woes but shares her love of wine and fun disposition with us in the tasting room as much as we can schedule her.



Linda Oakes
As a shareholder of the winery and farm, Linda is mother of the winemaker and wife to the grape and apple grower, she manages the apple packing line, farm market and gift shop... and she still manages to relax with a glass of Red Oakes now and then.

Linda Oakes & Darrel Oakes


Darrel Oakes
Part of the third generation of Oakes growers, he wanted to think of something he would enjoy during retirement - making wine came to mind. He forgot when he planted the grapes in 2003 that he's not quite ready to retire!

Oakes Family Signature

Oakes Family

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10609 Ridge Road (Route 104) • Medina, NY 14103 • Directions
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