Eugenia has held many top positions during her 40+ years in the wine business. She began her career with Joseph Swan Vineyards as a cellar/vineyard worker in 1976. That experience led her to numerous opportunities, including cellar intern positions in Burgundy at both the prestigious producer Pousse d’Or in Volnay and Etienne Sauzet in Puligny-Montrachet. Most signicantly she took the position of Business Manager at Bouchaine Vineyards in Napa, California in 1982 during the early days of the winery’s start-up. She was later promoted to President and CEO. In January of 1996, she accepted the position of President at Vine Cli Winery in Napa.
Eugenia’s travels took her to Oregon in 2003 where she ventured into the world of wine distribution by becoming the founder and co-owner of Tsarina Wines, a small ne-wine-only distributor based in Portland. In 2006, Tsarina merged with the Henry Wine Group of Oregon. Eugenia continued as Co-owner and President until 2009 when the company was sold.
Throughout her career, she has been an industry consultant and owner of her wine brand, Keegan Cellars, that operates in Roussillon, France. She was also the acting General Manager of The Four Graces Winery in Dundee, Oregon. Eugenia joined Gran Moraine in April 2013 as the Winemaking Consultant and became Winemaker and General Manager in April of 2014.
Today, she acts as General Manager working closely with Shane Moore to help build the winemaking program at Gran Moraine.