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Our Leadership

Bill Hatcher | Founding Partner, Chairman

A liberal arts grad, Bill earned a Master’s degree in Management and worked in Financial and Strategic planning departments with five billion-dollar corporations.  Quickly rejecting that life, he headed to Oregon with then-wife Deb where he consulted.  When the Drouhin family invested in Oregon property in 1987, Bill was engaged to build and develop Domaine Drouhin Oregon for its first 14 years.  When he left DDO, he joined Deb, Sam, and Cheryl in founding A to Z in 2002 and led the fast-growing company as CEO until 2019.  Currently serving as Chairman of the Board, he continues to also craft a tiny production of William Hatcher wine.

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Amy Prosenjak | President & CEO

Amy joined the company in its fifth year with the acquisition of REX HILL Vineyards & Winery (2007).  Her financial and leadership experience was garnered at both a family-owned, billion-dollar manufacturing company and a publicly-traded international retailer. Amy has been instrumental in transitioning the fast-growing A to Z Wineworks from an 80,000 case winery to its current status as Oregon’s largest winery with a production of 400,000 cases and a newly integrated and expanded winemaking campus.

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Deb Hatcher | Founding Partner, Chief Marketing Officer

Since the four founders began A to Z in her kitchen in 2002, Deb has been the soul of the brand.  From hand-selling and delivering A to Z’s early wines to developing all packaging and messaging for what is now one of Oregon’s largest wineries, Deb continues to be responsible for the brand’s integrity.  With A to Z’s purchase of REX HILL in 2006, she led efforts to reduce, reclaim, and refine the legacy brand to focus only on the highest quality befitting the premier REX HILL of today named an Extraordinary Winery in the Americas by Michelin’s Wine Advocate.  A to Z Wineworks was honored with Vinnie awards for marketing excellence in 2019 and 2020.

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Cheryl Francis | Founding Partner, Winemaker

Cheryl studied Enology in France after completing a Biology degree at Lewis & Clark College. She worked three harvests in New Zealand before returning to Oregon to make wine for Chehalem for eight years. In 2002, she joined Deb Hatcher, Bill Hatcher and Sam Tannahill to launch A to Z Wineworks. In 2007, the group bought REX HILL reclaiming the brand for highest quality. As well as focusing on the white wine program, Cheryl oversaw an infrastructure expansion on the property completed in 2016 adding 46,000 square feet of capacity for A to Z and a rebuild of the legacy REX HILL tasting room in 2020.

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Sam Tannahill | Founding Partner, Wine Grower

A Washington and Lee University grad, Sam earned his post-graduate degree from University de Dijon. Sam and Cheryl Francis founded Francis Tannahill Wine Company in 2001 and then A to Z Wineworks with Deb Hatcher and Bill Hatcher. A to Z Wineworks grew quickly and the families acquired REX HILL in 2007.  One of the largest wineries in Oregon with distribution in 50 states and 8 international markets, A to Z has led sustainability in the wine industry by becoming one of the few LIVE certified wineries in the world, becoming a certified B Corp in 2014, and being named a Best for the World B Corp every year since.

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