Kim Bellingar- Founder & Chief of All The Things
If you’ve ever met Evan, you know he’s two things: funny and persuasive. The latter of those two (combined with a lot of wine and laughter) led me to jump into this crazy wine industry with him. I graduated from Oregon State University with two honors degrees in Biology and Animal Sciences, a minor in Chemistry, a minor in Business, and an option in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. Then, promptly threw all that out the window (except maybe business), and joined the team at Adelsheim Vineyard to learn how to run a winery. Over the next 12 years, I was honored to serve as David Adelsheim’s right hand, earned my Masters in Business Administration from Portland State University in the evenings, and served as the Chief Operating Officer for Adelsheim for the last 7 years.
I retired from working a 9-5 job in January of 2020 to work 24/7 on opening the Bellingar Estates tasting room, as well as assist on the board of directors for the Willamette Valley Wineries Association, the founding of the Willamette Valley Wineries Foundation, and the Pacific Northwest Leadership Council for the Children’s Cancer Association. In the abundance of other hours in the day, we are delighted to be raising our three small children on our farm, along with building lots of craft projects, tending a beautifully chaotic cut flower garden, and looking after some other random creatures that wander around.