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Mike Oprish
Michael Oprish, Managing Director

Bernardus Vineyards & Winery recently announced the appointment and return of Michael Oprish as President and General Manager. In his latest post, Oprish will direct and oversee all daily operations of Bernardus Vineyards & Winery and will ensure the continuation of Bernardus’ signature service, commitment to excellence and products. He brings more than 25 years of experience to the helm, having been the opening general manager of Timbers Resorts’ newest addition to their collection, The Sebastian-Vail. Oprish’s extensive resume also includes such senior roles as vice president and general manager of Bernardus Lodge and general manager of The Quail Lodge in Carmel, as well as being room manager of The Peaks Resort and Spa in Telluride, Colorado, and Carefree Resorts in Carefree, Arizona.

Oprish lives in Carmel Valley and is a very active member of the community. He has previously served as President of the Monterey County Hospitality Association, Chair of the Monterey County Visitor’s and Convention Center and Vice President of the Carmel Valley Chamber of Commerce. He currently sits on the Executive Committee for the Monterey County Visitor’s and Convention Bureau and most recently serves on the Monterey County Hospitality Association Board.

Management Team
Ben Pon, Owner
Michael Oprish, Managing Director
Rob Baker, Director of Sales and Marketing
Dean De Korth, Winemaker
Matthew Shea, Vineyard Manager
Stan Rogalsky, Tasting Room Manager
Christina Gray, Wine Club Manager



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