As Bonterra’s Grower Relations Manager, Jon takes a balanced and focused approach when it comes to working with new vineyards. “I like to look at things holistically, and evaluate the potential of each site based on its natural resources and the inputs of the team supporting it,” said Jon.
Because Jon knows the foundation of every great wine begins in the vineyard, he draws on his broad knowledge of critical plant health issues such as pest and disease management to provide actionable insights to growers, helping them to deliver consistently excellent grapes. Specialized in nutrient requirements for quality organic wine grapes, Jon also acts as an organic crop ambassador, assisting our incredible Farm Partners through the process of conversion to organic certification of their vineyards.
Originally from northern Sonoma County, Jon enjoys being active in his spare time, adventuring out of doors for snowboarding, mountain biking, surfing, backpacking and just about any other activity bringing him closer to nature.
Q) If you weren’t in the wine/agricultural industry, what would be your dream job?
JH: I’d be a professional snowboarder (or some profession in the ski / snowboard industry) so I could travel the world, snowboard, and meet interesting people while paying the bills.
Q) Do you have any hidden talents?
JH: One of my greatest passions is identifying, collecting, and consuming wild mushrooms.