syn-cline ('sin-klin)
a trough of stratified rock in which
the beds dip toward each other from either side


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Poppie Mantone
General Manager and Co-Founder of Syncline Winery

Following seven years of world travel, university study in New York City and Amsterdam, and a love for wine, Poppie moved to Oregon from Provincetown, MA in 1997 to become involved in the farming and production of wine. She went on to work harvests at LaVelle, as well as vineyard labor at Benton Lane, and practiced Biodynamic farming at Wintergreen Farm.

James Mantone
Winemaker, Vineyard Manager, and Co-Founder of Syncline Wine Cellars.

Originally from the Midwest, James graduated with a degree in Microbiology and Organic Chemistry before moving to Oregon to pursue winemaking. First hired as a cellar master in 1994, James worked his way to winemaker of Custom Crush production, where he was exposed to a wide variety of winemaking styles; from Willamette Valley Pinot Noir and Walla Walla Merlot to Northwest Sparkling wine.

Nicco Mantone

Nicco is hands-on, both in the winery and vineyard, helping us with everything from picking grapes to getting the wine into bottles. They are a skilled musician and artist who has plans for art school in the future.

Naomi Mantone

Naomi arrived with eyes wide open and has been a joyful, shining light on all of us. She plans to take over the winemaking when she grows up.

Our Team