Through hands-on exposure to Oregon’s wine industry, Anne began her decade-long, experiential wine training with some of Oregon’s best winemakers — Eric Hamacher (Hamacher Wines), David Adelsheim & Dave Paige (Adelsheim Vineyard), Joe Dobbes (Dobbes Family Estate/Wine By Joe), and Alfredo Apolloni (Apolloni Vineyards). She studied Enology at the Northwest Viticulture Center housed at Chemeketa Community College.
In 2009, Anne introduced her first solo vintage – Helioterra Wines. The name draws on geological inspirations, symbolizing Heliolite, the Oregon state gemstone (more commonly known as Sun Stone). Helio meaning sun in Greek and terra, the Greek word for earth. The sun and earth are natural partners for the growth of quality wine grapes. Anne selects her wine grapes from top-notch Northwest vineyards and currently crafts her Helioterra wine in the Eola Amity Hills at Bjornson Winery.
Since 2009 she has launched two other wine brands (Guild Winemakers and Whoa Nelly Wines) in addition to a hard cider company, Alter Ego Cider. These wines and ciders have been produced and sold in share facilities in both urban and rural settings. She’s a partner in a small self-distributed sales portfolio with two other wineries. Her peers have chosen her to represent them as a board member of the Willamette Valley Winery Association and the Northwest Cider Association.