Ted C. Thompson

Oregon and Washington State Field Representative


(503) 886-9356


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Trade Associations

  • American Horticultural Society (AHS)
  • Eola-Amity Hills Winegrowers Association
  • Oregon Winegrowers Association (OWA)
  • Oregon Wine Board (OWB)
  • Southern Oregon Winery Association
  • Wine Growers of Central Oregon


Certificate - Winemaking and Vineyard Management, Chemeketa Community College, Northwest Viticulture Center, 2011

Bachelor of Science – Landscape Architecture, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1991

Bachelor of Science – Horticulture, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1991

Oregon Wine Research Institute – ongoing webinar and vineyard workshops, topics included – soil management, vine physiology, disease, insect pest, and vine nutrition monitoring, weed control, economics and establishment of vineyards

Years with Sunridge Nurseries Inc.

Ted has been with Sunridge since March 2009.

What I like about my job and Sunridge Nurseries?

I've had a long term interest and love with wine for the last 25 years. Now in my fifth year with Sunridge, I've had a firsthand chance to see vineyards from their inception to harvest, giving me a greater understanding and appreciation of the industry. Overseeing the Oregon nursery, I get the opportunity to work alongside and be part of a team that has been producing, delivering, and servicing the finest and cleanest Oregon grown dormant bareroot vines for more than 10 years. I appreciate that Sunridge consistently and unwaveringly stands behind their vines and is always willing to listen and work with the clients. Being the solo representative in Oregon and Washington, it's important to have total support, as a more hands-on approach has been the key to our success.

Sunridge realizes that the goal of our all clients is to produce the finest quality fruit and wine from the vines we provide. It's a pleasure being part of team that values quality and consistently from the contracts to the tags on the vines, as the budwood source, quality and cleanliness is important to our clients.

Being able to spend time outside every day seeing the back roads and beautiful countryside inspires me. I enjoy working closely with highly regarded winemakers and vineyard managers. Having that opportunity to work, learn and spend time outside with awesome people is a great experience.