Wendy- Director of Operations | Winemaker | Co-owner
Donald- Vigneron, Cellar-master, and Author
Donald and Wendy are the daughter and son-in-law of Hickory Hill Vineyard’s owner, Roger Furrow. Wendy has played a role since the first experimental vineyard was planted in 1984. By 2002, when the tasting room opened to the public, she left the corporate world and started taking a more active role in the daily vineyard, winery, and office operations. In 2005, Donald left the corporate world and they moved their young family to the estate, fulfilling their dream of making Hickory Hill their future.
Owner & Co-founder
Roger, with his late wife, Judy, founded Hickory Hill Vineyards in 1992, but this was not their first vineyard. In 1984, they planted an experimental vineyard a few miles down the road on the shores of Smith Mountain Lake.
The VT grad spent most of his engineering career in Greensboro, NC. Although most every weekend and many weeks of vacation were spent at Smith Mountain Lake and Hickory Hill and by 1999, the dream to retire to the vineyard was fulfilled.