Colleen & Werner Nistler
When asked about their hobbies, Colleen and Werner instinctively mention family first, then work, and now the vineyard. Blessed with 6 children and a 24 year union, the Nistlers, both hailing from large families, above all else cherish their time together. Now they have the opportunity to bring people closer together through their new shared passion of winemaking and vineyard owners.
Werner, who founded Touchmark in 1980, began assembling the land in the West Hills about 15 years ago with a vision of building an upscale retirement community and boomer condo development like none other in the city. A big part of this vision, thanks in large part to his partner and wife Colleen, who joined Touchmark in 1987, is the property amenity now known as Swede Hill Vineyards. Now, when they are not attending their children's sporting events, traveling, running marathons, biking, swimming, supporting their favorite charities and running their business — the Nistlers can be found amongst the vines enjoying the fruits of their labor awaiting to share it with family and friends.