Our Team

Eric Trump, President

As President of Trump Winery, Eric oversees everything from winemaking and marketing to global distribution and sales. In 2013, Wine Enthusiast awarded Eric with its “Rising Star of the Year” Award. Eric is a prominent figure in the business sector and has appeared as a keynote speaker for several international businesses, wine, and real estate conferences. He also works fervently to aid children in need at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Eric graduated with honors from Georgetown University with a degree in Finance and Management. He resides in Florida with his wife, Lara, son Luke, daughter Carolina, and their dogs, Charlie & Ben.

Kerry Woolard, General Manager

Kerry is responsible for overseeing all operations for the nearly 1,300-acre estate, world-class winery, vineyard, hotel, and event facilities. Kerry is WSET Level 2 certified and has contributed to wine columns for the Wine Gazette and USAToday. She serves on the board for the Monticello Wine Trail, the Free Enterprise Forum, served on various committees with the Virginia Wineries Association and served on the Marketing Committee for the Wine Board. Kerry served on the board of the Eric Trump Foundation raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from 2012-2016. Kerry is a graduate of the College of William and Mary. 

Jonathan Wheeler, Winemaker

Jonathan leads our award-winning sparkling, white, and red wine programs and has been directly responsible for our 90+ point scores with Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, and James Suckling, numerous best-in-class designations, and internationally awarded gold medals. Jonathan draws on his historical knowledge of the estate having worked with the grapes since 2006. He also brings expertise gained from working in Sonoma and Monterey, California, Marlborough, New Zealand, and his home in the Finger Lakes of New York. Jonathan holds a B.A. in Chemistry from State University of New York at Oswego. He is currently a member of the Winemaker’s Research Exchange in Virginia. 

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