By Vicki Hillhouse of the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
A new addition at Woodward Canyon represents the welcoming of a new generation to the family business.
Jordan Dunn-Small, the daughter of founders/owners Rick Small and Darcey Fugman-Small, has joined the Lowden winery.
Dunn-Small will assist in numerous facets of the daily operation, including tasting room and VIP tastings, management of the winery’s Reserve House restaurant, travel for sales trips, and work with the winemaking team on special projects.
She is no stranger to the business. Dunn-Small worked off and on at the winery growing up, she said in the announcement.
“It has long been my goal to continue what my parents have started by returning full-time to Woodward Canyon,” she said.
A member of the winery’s board of directors for the last several years, she also became a minority partner in 2011. Her work at the business began full-time earlier this month.
Dunn-Small earned her degree in international affairs from Lewis and Clark College in Portland. Her work history includes assisting with communications at the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance and overseeing marketing and sales at Tertulia Cellars. For the last four four years she managed the lab and coordinated packaging for Long Shadows Vintners.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Jordan join us and the rest of the Woodward Canyon team,” said Darcey Fugman-Small, in the release. “Rick is the third generation to farm the land that the Estate Vineyard occupies, so it is special to have the fourth generation make that same commitment to the land and to be involved in the creation and sale of the wine that comes from it.”