Guy Drew (Co-Owner)
Before embarking on the adventure of owning a vineyard, Guy worked in customer service and sales in the material handling business for 20 years. ”Nothing gives me more pleasure than a challenge, and growing wonderful grapes and making excellent wines is a challenge. We work hard and learn something new every day to improve the quality of our grapes and wines.” He grew up in upstate New York between Albany and Schenectady where he gained his lifelong love of the outdoors and appreciation for fresh. After graduation in 1975, Guy moved to Florida where he worked in the material handling business and enjoyed deep sea and flats fishing.
“Nothing gives me more pleasure than a challenge. We work hard and learn something new every day to improve the quality of our grapes and wines.”
Guy moved to Denver in 1988 to work for Crown Lift Trucks, Inc. and learned dry fly fishing for trout in the streams of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. In 1990 he married Ruth, and together they built a home and moved to the mountains southwest of Denver. Guy sold his equipment parts business in 1997 to devote all his time to planning the winery and vineyards, and moved to the farm in 1998 to begin construction of the buildings and prepare the land for future vineyards. Before establishing Guy Drew Vineyards, he formed Crooked Creek Canyon Enterprises, LLLP, which is the farming entity for his vineyards and McElmo Canyon Fruit & Produce, Co. for his organic vegetables.
Ruth Drew (Co-Owner)
Ruth has had several careers, however being a Co-Owner of Guy Drew Vineyards is by far her favorite. Ruth grew up in the Denver area where her father’s family had been since the 1880’s. She graduated from Cherry Creek High School in 1965 and from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, IA with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy in 1969. Ruth later returned to the Denver area in 1975 to raise her son, Wes and resume a 13-year career in furniture sales and interior design. After meeting Guy, she returned to school and began a new 10-year career as a corporate litigation paralegal.
“There is a profound sense of serenity and connection to the past as I work in the same dirt the Anasazi farmers worked for centuries long ago.”
In 1998 Ruth said goodbye to her previous careers and embraced her passion of owning a winery. Shortly after selling the mountain home, she owned with Guy, she moved to the Guy Drew family farm full-time to help plant their first vineyard and help complete construction of their straw bale home she designed. Today Ruth Drew enjoys the emense fulfillment she gets from her current (and favorite) career working in the Vineyard. “There is a profound sense of serenity and connection to the past as I work in the same dirt the Anasazi farmers worked for centuries long ago.”
Join us for a wine tasting and meet the Drew’s in person.
Everyday Noon - 5pm