Bill & Gretchen Loken purchased the Pahrump Valley Winery (PahrumpWinery.com) in October 2005 after having managed it since 2003. Since then, they have completely remodeled and rebuilt it into an award winning winnery!
Bill was born in Minneapolis Minnesota. After 3 years in the Army he purchased his first of two restaurants in Minneapolis. He sold both restaurants in 1979 and moved to Texas. Bill sold real estate in Texas and Arizona until 2003 when he moved to Nevada to manage the Pahrump Valley Winery.
Gretchen was born and raised in Norman Oklahoma. She attended college at the University of OK. Graduated with a BS in Special Education. Gretchen went on to receive a Masters at Texas Woman’s University. Gretchen taught school in Texas and Arizona before moving to Nevada in 2003 to help her husband take over the management of the Pahrump Valley Winery. She attended University of California at Davis via the distant learning program for a wine making certificate which was awarded in 2008.