Our Team

With a laser focus on farming, winemaking, and hospitality, the 2Hawk team is on target. They are passionate about growing the highest-quality fruit; hand-crafting wines that express its unique characteristics; and providing a relaxing, comfortable, and welcoming setting to enjoy.

2Hawk Vineyard and Winery Owners Jen and Ross Allen

Jen & Ross Allen, Owners

2Hawk Vineyard and Winery Owner Ross Allen in Vineyard with GrapevinesA third-generation farmer, Ross was raised in California’s Central Valley. On his family’s Fresno County farm, he grew sugar beets, garlic, cotton, and more. Today, Ross has a successful 1,400-acre almond and pistachio farm in Coalinga. He embraces the challenges a vineyard brings, wielding his remarkable knowledge and innovative farming techniques in the vineyard with precision and foresight.

2Hawk Vineyard and Winery Owner Jen AllenA native of Humboldt County, Jen possesses a strong background in customer service and business operations. Her skills are ideal for overseeing the operation of 2Hawk’s tasting room. By building the team and creating a memorable guest experience, Jen strives for every visitor to enter as a welcome guest and leave as a friend.

Ross’s success comes from a combination of experience, constant research, and natural intuition. No one in southern Oregon is using the techniques and tools that Ross is—especially related to irrigation and vineyard management.Jen Allen

Robert Trottmann, Retail & Business Development Manager

“I am out to banish wine snobbery in my lifetime,” says Robert. “The wine can’t judge you; you judge the wine.”
2Hawk Vineyard and Winery Retail and Business Development Manager Robert TrottmannRobert offers enthusiasm as well as a powerful model for increasing sales and guest loyalty while expanding market share to the front and back ends of wine sales. Combining his lifelong passion for food, wine, and agriculture with a decade of formal ground-to-glass involvement in the wine industry, Robert understands the opportunities and challenges faced by Southern Oregon wineries.

He holds two degrees in the fine arts and has shown his work worldwide. Robert’s appreciation for the complex, rich, and vague nuances of wine, food, and culture make him distinctly qualified to help 2Hawk excel in this ever-burgeoning industry.

Kiley Evans, Winemaker

2Hawk Vineyard and Winery Winemaker Kiley EvansA graduate of the UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology, Kiley brings over 15 years of professional winemaking experience to 2Hawk, including seven vintages at Abacela Winery along with tenures at Agate Ridge Vineyard, Ledger David Cellars, and several other wineries.

Known for bold, complex reds and elegant, graceful whites, Kiley’s winemaking talents have been acclaimed by industry publications and international judges alike. In 2016 alone, 2Hawk garnered 24 awards.

“I love what I do,” says Kiley. “From my time as a sommelier, I know great wine requires the right combination of site, variety, climate, and technique. Ross and Jen are incredibly supportive of my desire to experiment and take measured risks in the pursuit of quality. We are doing things many winemakers might question, but so far, the results have been well worth the effort.”

We view this operation as a three-legged stool. It takes expertise in farming, hospitality, and winemaking to succeed. That’s why we hired Kiley Evans as our winemaker. He makes up the third leg of the stool and puts us on a strong foundation.Ross Allen

Tasting room open daily 1 to 7 pm

2335 North Phoenix Road | Medford, OR | 541.779.wine