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.
A 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.
A 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.
A 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.”