Bio - Nels Becker - National Sales Director
- Posted on April 17 2011, 7:38 pm
- Posted by BHV Blog
Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Nels Becker developed a fondness for travel at an early age. After traveling thoughout the US, living in all four mainland time zones, Nels settled in Albuquerque, NM where the wine bug rooted itself deeply, thus setting him on a path of indulgence for wine libations and fine food.
Following a brief stint in the restaurateur and wine retail world, Nels joined the notorious Bacchus Wine Patrol team engaging with wine enthusiasts throughout New Mexico. In his pursuit to educate the masses, Nels caught the eye of the iconic Bonny Doon Vineyard team and relocated to Los Angeles, CA in 2006. Realizing that Los Angeles was not his first choice of place to raise a family, and drawn by adoration for the world of Pinot Noir, Nels moved to Portland, OR in 2007 to embrace the Willamette Valley.
While maintaining residence in Portland, Nels took on the role as Director of Sales for Gruet Winery from 2007 to 2013. While traveling coast to coast he dedicated himself to understanding wine market trends and recognizing exciting new market opportunities. Although his time at Gruet was enriching, the Willamette Valley calling was stronger than ever and when an exciting opportunity presented itself with Bethel Heights Vineyard in the summer of 2013, Nels enthusiastically embraced the world of Oregon Wine.