How did you decide to get involved in this line of work? How did the business get started?
I received my bachelor’s degree in Restaurant and Hotel Management from Purdue University and have been in hospitality industry my entire career. After running various restaurants, inns and hotels across the country, I chose to buy A’ Tuscan Estate and make McMinnville my home. I always knew I would end up in wine country and fell in love with the warm, collegial and supportive community of McMinnville and the Willamette Valley.
I was lucky to purchase the business and properties from a couple who had, over almost 11 years, built a very successful bed & breakfast with a #1 ranking on Trip Advisor in McMinnville.
Tell us a couple things you are proud of about your business. What are you known for? What separates you from the competition?
- Location—walking distance to historic downtown McMinnville and 10-40 minutes drive to over 500 wineries as well as one hour to the coast and one hour to Portland.
- Trip Advisor ranking of #1.
- Breakfast—A’ Tuscan Estate is well-known for our creative gourmet breakfasts.
- Thoughtfulness—we frequently are complimented on our attention to detail in our room furnishings and amenities as well as cleanliness.