Sheila and her husband Nick planted their Nicholas Estate Vineyard in 2001 on the site of an overgrown walnut and plum orchard in the Chehalem Mountains. Over the years, the vineyard has been the exclusive source for their Anam Cara Cellars wines and today provides grapes for several of the top names in Oregon wine. As a small producer, Sheila is hands-on in every aspect of the family business including farming, winemaking, sales, PR and marketing. Originally from Scotland, her wine acumen is entirely self-taught.