Our Staff

Mauricio Collada

Amigos, I am Mauricio Collada Jr, Owner, and president of Cubanisimo Vineyards. I was born in Habana, Cuba, and my parents left everything they had to bring their 5 kids to start anew in the USA. My adopted country has given me many opportunities to work hard so as to be able to reach for success. I became a neurosurgeon, established a wonderful family, and fell in love with Oregon Pinot Noir, and the Oregon wine industry. Today I still enjoy the practice of neurosurgery, but also cherish the opportunity of making friends, and sharing our beautiful estate and our fabulous wines while celebrating my ethnicity.

Debra Collada

Hi! I’m Debra Collada, owner, along with my wonderful husband, of Cubanisimo Vineyards. I wear two hats, that of managing Mauricio’s medical practice and also assisting with the management of our events here at Cubanisimo. I am excited for a wonderful future, meeting many new friends, and enjoying our wines together!

Raul Torres

Hola Amigos! I am the Vineyard Manager at Cubanisimo. I have been here since I was 18 years old and couldn’t imagine being anywhere different. I take pride in each and every vine and get excited to watch each year come to fruition. One of my favorite things is knowing how much work goes into the vineyard and watching you all enjoy the finished product!

Taylor Covert

Hello friends! I am the Winery and Tasting Room Manager. I came to Cubanisimo Vineyards in early 2022 after moving to Salem, Oregon from Lawrence, Kansas. I moved here with my fiancé and two dogs, and we love it!  I was in wine sales for a distributor for 4 years in Kansas and that is where I learned my base wine knowledge. Since being at Cubanisimo I have found a wonderful Oregon family made up of the staff I work with along with all of our wonderful wine club members. My goal is make sure you have a unique and wonderful experience every time you visit us!