Introducing The Newest Addition To The Eastwood Team
We are excited to announce that Jake Busching has joined the Eastwood team as Head Winemaker. In this role, Jake also will be leading the rollout of Eastwood’s new production facility off Broadway in the Woolen Mills area of Charlottesville, which will be opening in early 2024.
Jake Busching has worked in Virginia wine country for 26 years planting, growing, and developing industry-leading wineries. He has worked both in small batch and commercial production operations, custom crush, and vineyard and winery consulting across the state of Virginia and beyond. He is also known for his highly praised private brand of small batch vineyard-sourced wines, Jake Busching Wines, which launched in 2015.
Jake served as a board member of the Monticello Wine Trail for 13 years, has chaired the Research and Education Committee for the Virginia Wine Board for 5 years and has taught Viticulture and Enology classes at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville since 2012.
You will be hearing a lot more from Jake and the rest of the Eastwood team about our new downtown facility, which we designed to include five winemaker suites off the main Eastwood production space. These suites will serve as incubators to help further support the growth of small batch labels and winemaking talent in Central Virginia. Stay tuned for announcements regarding the five amazing winemakers who will be joining us downtown!