Meet The Team
Steven Singh – Founder, CEO
Steven's passion for wines developed while being immersed in Oregon's Pinot Noir Land. He was inspired by Dave Adelsheim of Adelsheim Vineyards to grow his own grapes on his 23 acre estate. As the farming of grapes became less appealing (there is only so much a person can do!!!), travelling and learning about other varietals became more intriguing. Steven is passionate about cooking, winemaking, fishing...oh and he loves his day job as an endodontist!
Stephen Los – Founder(II), VP
Stephen, the other Estevan surrounds himself in California' Santa Maria's wine region, not to mention Paso Robles and Santa Barbara. Stephen has a palate for big reds, both local and international, but loves his Oregon Pinot Noirs. Stephen is a globe trekker, wine enthusiast...and yes, a dentist in Los Gatos, California.
Jeremy Cobb – VP of Sales and Marketing
Dr. Cobb, yes a dentist with a degree in business, has a sense of smell and taste like no other. He brings his palate for international wines and helps create our wines for the New World Appeal. Jeremy is a fantistic chef and spends much of his time in "research and development" We call this sharing wines with friends.
Ron Helbig – Winemaker
Ron Helbig started making wine in 1991 here in Oregon as an amateur. After more than a decade of experimenting with different varieties of both red and wine vinefira Ron started entering wine competitions and won dozens of medals all within a couple of years.
After going as far as Ron could as an amateur he decided to pursue a degree in winemaking. As part of that process Ron needed commercial wine making experience and befriended Laurent Montileau of Solena wines and secured an internship with him as he developed NWWC.
Ron's first year he worked all phases of processing and returned the following year to do the analytical work in the lab.
After a couple of years of Laurent's mentoring an encouragement he decided to take the leap into the commercial side of winemaking and began to construct a business plan to launch a winery.
With 300 wineries in Oregon at the time Ron new he had to be different, thus Barking Frog Winery was launched in 2005. A unique name, a different winery concept being part of an alternating winery group, and a desire to make varietiels in addition to Pinot Noir and using a revolutionary bottle concept (Vino-Seal) that replaced cork with a glass stopper. So going into the wine business bucking most of the traditions earned Ron the title of a "rogue winemaker" by the Sherwood Gazzette.