Our Story


What began more than 30 years ago in the Napa Valley and Sonoma wine country continues on today in beautiful Southern Oregon.  Internationally acclaimed Winemaker/Consultant John Quinones is proud to introduce his own personal lineup of hand-crafted wines—produced in extremely limited quantities with no compromises to quality.  They showcase his experience and proven ability to source great fruit and consistently make wines that compete with the best in the world.

John has the experience to recognize a great vineyard site and focuses on finding and using only the very best ultra-premium wine grapes.  He works with meticulous growers, with the most desirable vineyards, who share his vision of using Southern Oregon fruit to continue a 30-year legacy of crafting wines that garner world-wide recognition.

John Quinones – Founder/Winemaker

johnJohn’s winemaking success is the result of a great education at UC Davis, fortunate career opportunities, and a personality driven by a rare compliment of both artistic and analytical abilities.  His artistic creativity challenges him to continually push the boundaries, and the analytical side knows exactly where they are. This gives him the freedom to push, by eliminating any unnecessary risks.

His winemaking style is fruit-driven, and each vineyard site imparts a unique set of qualities and characteristics to a given varietal. Winemaking procedures are individually tailored to maximize those unique qualities, ensuring each wine fully expresses a distinct sense of place.

John’s artistry is recognizable in the distinct signature balance found in all of his wines, regardless of the varietal.  He has the extraordinary ability to create full-bodied, plush textured wines, with a velvety mouthfeel.

John describes the Southern Oregon wine growing region as emerging and full of potential.  He is committed to seeing that potential realized, and garnering recognition as a world-class region second to none.  It’s also a wonderful place to live.

Marshall Holman – Director of Sales and Marketing

In 2016, Marshall joined forces with Diamondback Vineyards, where he brings the same level of passion and dedication that has served him so well as a Hall of Fame professional athlete and businessman.

Marshall is a life-long resident of Southern Oregon and considers himself to be both fortunate and blessed in his professional life, where he has been successful in every endeavor. As a professional bowler from 1974 through 1997 Marshall’s passion for the game, coupled with his total dedication to being the best, took him all the way to the Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Fame. As a bowler, Marshall earned a reputation for being a fiery competitor and an outspoken personality. Following his amazing career, Marshall became the voice of the Pro Bowlers tour for ESPN and CBS.

Marshall knows that one of the key elements behind any successful endeavor, is the ability to consistently over-deliver. It’s no coincidence that this is also the guiding principal for Diamondback Vineyards.

Our winemaking is guided by artistic vision supported by scientific boundaries.

John Quinones