Beresan Family History

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Tom Waliser, Owner
Thomas Waliser was born and raised in Walla Walla Valley and grew up on the family farm. After completing college at the University of Portland, Tom returned to the region and had a career as a horticultural consultant for 15 years in the apple industry. In 1991, he expanded his farming interests into wine grapes by farming Pepper Bridge Vineyards, followed by Seven Hills West Vineyards in 1994. With his characteristic blending of innovation and tradition, Tom continues to farm these prestigious vineyards today, in addition to Beresan's three vineyards. Tom owns Beresan Winery with his wife Debbie and son Tim.

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Tom Glase, Winemaker
Thomas Glase was born and raised on Bainbridge Island and moved to Walla Walla in 1995. Tom joined L'Ecole 41 Winery in 1999 as assistant winemaker, honing his winemaking skills for three years. From vineyard to barrel room, Tom works closely with Tom Waliser to create wines that expertly express the unique character of Beresan's Estate Vineyards. He is also the owner and winemaker at Balboa Winery in Walla Walla.

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Debbie Waliser, tasting room manager
Debbie manages the tasting room at Beresan, as well as the winery and vineyard offices.

Tim Pratton, vineyard manager
Tim wears many hats at Beresan, but his main role is to manage the vineyards and assist in the cellar and winemaking process.