The Team

Robin & Danuta Pfeiffer

Owners & Founders

Robin grew up on the land that is now Pfeiffer Vineyards. His family raised sheep and chickens for 30 years and lived in a small Quonset house where the winery parking lot is now.  He acquired two Master's Degrees, in Foreign Language Studies and Counseling.  He lived in Peru, Mexico and Chile and taught at the University of San Marcos in Lima. He was also a Spanish teacher for 33 years.  Robin is one of the early pioneers in the state wine industry having planted his 70-acre vineyard on the south-facing slope of the property in 1984.  He also planted a sustainable, award-winning forest on the north-facing slope. 

Danuta was a ski instructor, swim instructor, scuba diver, sky diver, and a long-distance bicycle rider.  Her first book, Watersafe Your Baby in One Week, was the first definitive book on teaching water survival to infants.  Graduating from the University of Colorado, and through various high-profile TV and radio jobs in San Diego, Danuta became the co-host on the international television show, The 700 Club with Pat Robertson.  Disillusioned, she retreated to her progressive roots, wrote an award-winning book, Chiseled, and now makes wine, loves and laughs with Robin, the love of her life.  She has since also published two of three books in her new Pocket Full of Seeds trilogy, Libertas and Firmitas.  

Vanessa Sitowski

General Manager

Vanessa joined the Pfeiffer family back in 2013.  After 7 years (and many, many tears), she decided to follow a different career path.  Well, that didn't last long ~ she returned to Pfeiffer, where her heart and soul belong, in 2022.  Vanessa met and married her husband right here at the winery in 2015 (Robin and Danuta married them!) When she isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her friends, family, kids and fur babies.  She and her husband have also acquired a passion for fishkeeping ~ at one time they had 9 fish tanks. Now they are down to 3, but they are big! Vanessa's favorite Pfeiffer wine is the 2015 "Robin's Romance" Blue Dot Reserve Pinot Noir!

Abbey Winter

Tasting Room Associate

Abbey is a former pharmacy student and worked in the medical field before she joined the Pfeiffer team in August of 2022.  She loves middle eastern food, going to the ocean, and listening to music.  With pure luck, all of those things at once is perfection! She decided to visit her first love which is to work at an invigorating and passionate winery.  Abbey is dedicated to creating beautiful tasting experiences.  Every day is a joy working at Pfeiffer Winery, and she wouldn't want to be anywhere else! Abbey's favorite Pfeiffer wine is the 2018 Blue Line Pinot Noir.  

Noah Band

Tasting Room Associate

Noah grew up in Utah. After finishing high school, Noah took some time to alternate between work and travel, where he first found his passion for wine. Noah moved to Oregon a few years later due to his love of the landscape and its wine industry. When he's not out at a concert, hiking or at the theater, Noah likes to enjoy a glass of Blue Dot Reserve Pinot Noir. 

Stop in and say "Hi" the next time you visit Eugene!