Nancy Vuylsteke grew up in Southern Oregon within a food centric family where she never tired of Rogue River Salmon and Mom’s family recipes. Her interest in the intersection of food, science, and culture led her to Oregon State where she earned a B.S. in Nutrition & Foods. The next 13 years she spent working in product/culinary development and marketing for Pacific NW food companies. A perpetual learner, Nancy completed select professional culinary courses and her MBA while working full time.
She and husband, Matt, have operated Farm to Cork, LLC since 2003, specializing in niche wine industry projects. Over the course of many years, she has learned the craft of winemaking hands-on from working harvests with Matt. The couple released their own wine label, 51Weeks Winemaking, in 2013, after much soul searching and planning. They would tell you that hands-down, their greatest adventure to date is that of parenthood to Irish twins...who just happen i.e. 51Weeks.