00 Wines Proprietors Chris and Kathryn Hermann
00 Wines is a global luxury wine house specializing in rare Chardonnay and Pinot Noir bottlings from the cool climate regions of Burgundy, Champagne, and Willamette Valley, Oregon.
The Hermann family officially founded 00 Wines in 2015, but their roots run deeper across the Willamette Valley, Oregon and Europe. Their relentless pursuit of the extraordinary and their entrepreneurial vision goes back for many generations to include a mineral water bottling business and a textile business in Germany, and a Douglas Fir nursery in the United States. As the head of the family today, Chris Hermann and his wife Kathryn have turned their attention to the world of fine wine.
Chris and Kathryn Hermann at the Carlton Winemakers Studio in the Willamette Valley.
The Hermanns with Dick and Deirdre Shea, owners of the Shea Vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA in Oregon.
Dr. Richard Hermann and his wife Freya Hermann emigrated from Europe to the United States after WWII upon the impending birth of their only son, Chris.
They settled in Willamette Valley, Oregon where they both became beloved professors and scientific researchers at Oregon State University contributing significantly to their fields of study: forestry and pharmacy.
Freya Hermann and Dr. Richard Hermann with their namesake wines.
Today, their curious nature and their unwavering precision is infused into the philosophy of 00 Wines by their son Chris as he crafts the future of fine wine.
Chris and his father Dr. Richard Hermann examining fruit at the Stardance vineyard in Oregon.
Chris Hermann examining the canes at the Seven Springs Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA in Oregon.
Seven Springs Vineyard
Chehalem Mountain Vineyard
Clos de la Roche
Les Hauts d'Aillerands
The Eyrie Vineyard
00 Wines Founder
Chris has worked in the wine business for almost 40 years as a trusted legal advisor to many of the top brands and wine houses in the American and international wine industries. Originally working as an environmental laywer specializing in land use and water rights, his career and reputation grew along in parallel with the Oregon wine industry. He is the founding chair of the Stoel Rives Brewery, Winery, and Distillery group and a former co-chair of the firm’s Beverage and Hospitality group. Chris authored and now is editor of the only comprehensive discussion of legal issues concerning the Oregon wine industry entitled, The Law of Wine – Oregon.
Chris leads the 00 Wines team to craft a vision of fine wine that incorporates heritage vineyard sourcing and traditional approaches to winemaking that inspires people to think differently about the potential of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
00 Wines Creative and Marketing Director
Kathryn's former career in high-tech startup marketing and software development inspires her modern twist on fine wine communications. Her work at IAC/InterActive Corp in New York helped grow the DailyBurn interactive fitness brand to over 2 million subscribers as the founder of the company's communications team.
A country woman at heart thanks to her upbringing in the rural Northeast of the United States, she integrates her passion for innovation and brand storytelling with her love of natural living to communicate the vision of 00 Wines across the globe.
Kathryn leads the 00 Wines creative and marketing team to showcase the incredible detail and dedication of the winemaking team while sharing the journey of 00 Wines from vineyard to glass.
00 Wines Winemaker, Willamette Valley
As a second generation winemaker from one of the pioneering families in the Willamette Valley wine industry, Wynne is recognized one of the leading voices in Willamette Valley wine community.
Wynne graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in chemistry in 2002 and earned her Master's degree in Viticulture & Enology in 2008 from the University of California at Davis. Wynne continues to represent her family’s legacy in Oregon’s winemaking as a second generation steward of the region and its history. Wynne has appeared on panels at the Oregon Chardonnay Celebration, the Oregon Wine Symposium, and is a leader in the Oregon LIVE Sustainable organization, which independently certifies the sustainable practices of winegrowers in the Pacific Northwest. Wynne is also a member of the founding advisory board of the Assemblage Symposium, an annual event that celebrates and discusses the roles of women in the wine industry.
In 2018, Wynne joined 00 Wines as our Willamette Valley Winemaker. She oversees day-to-day winemaking operations including working closely with our farming partners, harvest production, élevage, and bottling.
00 Wines Director of Winemaking, Winemaker, Burgundy
As the proprietor off Millemann Consulting and Millemann Wines in Nuits-Saint-Georges with his wife Stéphanie and daughter Charlotte, Pierre consults on the entire 00 Wines project in Champagne, Oregon, and Burgundy to ensure a consistent high quality, house style. The Millemann family works with the best estates in Burgundy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy and the United States.
Pierre's mentor as a young winemaker was René Renou, President of the Institut National des Appellations d'Origine (INAO) at the time of Renou's death and one of the most influential men in French winemaking. His early winemaking experiences were in Germany, followed by Château Carbonnieux in Pessac-Léognan and finally at Charles Heidsieck in Reims.
Pierre obtained a Diploma of Oenology in Champagne, then a National Diploma of Oenology, in Dijon, then completed his training with a Master’s Degree in Oenology Research in Dijon. He now trains future oenologists at the University of Burgundy, as a part-time teacher.
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