Moe and Flora Momtazi founded Maysara Winery in 2001. Both are passionate about farming and wanted to make wine using holistic, naturopathic practices. After leaving Tehran, Iran in 1982, the two arrived in the United States and Moe started his civil engineering practice. Flora heads the accounting portion of the winery. Both Moe and Flora actively participate in the winemaking process from planting of the vines all the way to bottling. They are confident that wine connoisseurs and newcomers alike will enjoy Maysara's biodynamic approach to winemaking and vineyard operations.
Tahmiene graduated from Oregon State University receiving a degree in Food Science and Technology in Fermentation Science. She has worked at several local wineries in Oregon before she headed to New Zealand to Kim Crawford at the Blenheim facility. In 2007, Tahmiene, came back to the states and accepted the position here at Maysara Winery. Since 2007 Tahmiene and her sisters have also produced their own wine under the name Three Degrees. Tahmiene is very devoted to capture the beauty of the vineyard in each wine she makes. Her philosophy in the cellar is really not to alter the wines but truly make wines that will stand out for the vineyard and cellar.
Naseem Momtazi graduated from Linfield College in May of 2009. Since graduation, Naseem has taken over sales and marketing throughout the United States as well as the International markets for Maysara Winery. Her job takes her to many different cities where she enjoys traveling and discovering new things.
Hanna Momtazi graduated Linfield College in December of 2012 with a bachelor's degree in general business. She will be focusing on sales in the Oregon market as well as being involved with the community and foundations that are close to the Momtazi Family.
"[Wine is] poetry in a bottle."
— Clifton Fadiman
"In wine one beholds the heart of another"