Scott & Dana Andrews
Scott Andrews was born in 1955 and raised on the family farm. From an early age, he was taught that loving the farm meant working hard to keep it working. His early memories recall following the farm’s hired men around as they worked to plant, cultivate and harvest the wheat crop. He also remembers helping his dad work the Hereford cattle on the farm, from making sure they were fed well to calving in the cold nights. The animals always came first which was something that he passed on to his children later in life.
Scott was very active in 4-H and FFA and later was the president of the Washington Junior Hereford Association. In 1973 Scott went to Washington State University and joined Alpha Gamma Rho. Moving off of the farm and living in a fraternity taught Scott to value the ideas and interests of others. This proved highly valuable when he came home and began to farm with his dad and later his younger brother, Rob.
In 1974, Scott married his high school sweetheart, Dana Abshire. Dana chose to work at being a housewife and mother and to help Scott on the farm. She started cooking for the harvest crew, about 15 men, the first summer they were married, making breakfast, packing lunches, and having dinner on the table when they came in. She did this until 1989. She also helped whenever Scott needed to rogue the rye in the wheat fields, driving beet truck, and generally did any other job he needed her to do. But the job she values the most is being a mother to her 5 children. She spent 25 years as a 4-H leader, hauling animals around to shows and fairs—some of the best years of her life.
Dana and Scott now reside in Kennewick, Washington. When Scott isn’t busy working on wells and water issues for the farm, they love to spend time with their family and golf. Two of their sons, Dan and Brian, and their daughter Emily’s husband, Chad, are now partners and are living and raising their children on the farm. Their daughter Katy and her family and Charles and his wife live nearby. Scott and Dana have 16 grandchildren—now that’s quite the crop!
Rob & Angela Andrews
Rob Andrews is a third-generation farmer. Rob was a very active 4-H member and FFA member while growing up on the family farm. Rob spent a majority of his time before and after school and every summer working the fields of the farm. After he graduated from High School, he attended Washington State University (WSU). At WSU he took Agricultural courses including Horticulture, Welding, Wood Working, and Electrical Wiring. He brought the knowledge he learned back to the farm in the spring of 1978.
In September 1978, Rob married his high school sweetheart Angela and they made their home on the family farm. Spring of 1979, Rob and Angela planted the first concord grapes on the farm. In 1980, 17 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon were planted on the farm. Today the farm manages over 2800 acres of premium wine grapes.
In 2011 Rob won “Grower of the Year” for Washington State Wine Grape Growers Association (WAWGG). He has served as a board member for WAWGG for many years. Rob has held numerous community positions and has been recognized by multiple associations for his accomplishments as a farmer, specifically with wine grapes.
Angela spent many years raising their children. When she finished school, she spent multiple years working as a registered nurse. Currently, Angela manages books/accounts for Andrews & Rowell.
Rob and Angela raised four children on the family farm. Their son Justin is currently managing and operating the family farm with his family. Daughters Trisha, Danica, and Kristy all live close by with their families and have careers in education. Rob and Angela have thirteen grandkids, who love to roam the fields. Rob and Angela are so blessed to have been able to raise their family on the Horse Heaven Hills and have the opportunity/pleasure to farm.
Dan & Heidi Andrews
Dan Andrews is a fourth-generation farmer who started driving combine at the age of 10. He became a partner in Andrews and Rowell in 1999, where he took over the irrigation management of the center pivots, wheel lines, and wells. He then moved up to management of the row crops in 2005. In this position, he manages the planting, harvesting, and sales of the row crops such as edible beans, bean seed, succulent lima beans, soybeans, canola, sweet corn, grain corn, green peas, seed peas, irrigated wheat, and dryland wheat. Dan married his wife Heidi in 2001 and together they have four children: Ethan, Hayden, Haylee, and Madelyn. Heidi is also involved with the harvest of the row crops.
Chad & Emily Barnhart
Chad was born and raised in Prosser, Washington. In 2004 he began working for Andrews & Rowell as an irrigator and in 2007 he became a partner. He manages the row crops by overseeing the wells and scheduling center pivot and wheel line irrigation. Emily grew up on the family farm and is now also involved in Andrews & Rowell by assisting in bookkeeping, payroll, and human resources. Chad and his wife, Emily were married in 2006 and have 4 kids together, Avery, Mallory, Layla, and Levi. They built their home on the farm in 2012 and look forward to raising the next generation of farmers.
Justin & Lindsey Andrews
Justin Andrews is a fourth-generation farmer who started driving combine at the age of 13. Justin started working in the summer of 2007 on the farm and became a partner in Andrews and Rowell in 2009, where he took over the viticulture and irrigation management, specializing in deficit irrigation for wine grapes. In 2015 Justin moved into management of day-to-day vineyard operations and in 2019 Justin started producing bulk wine at the McKinley Springs facility located on the farm. Justin continues to manage the day-to-day operations of the vineyard, as well as produce the McKinley Springs wine portfolio. Justin and his wife Lindsey were married in 2010 and are raising 3 daughters, Addison, Sadie, and Taylor in hopes that they will come back to the farm and work alongside their family. Justin reports to the #1 vineyard dog, Maddie.
Brian & Brittany Andrews
Brian was born and raised right here on the farm, and is a fourth-generation farmer who learned to work hard and enjoy farm life from his parents, Scott and Dana Andrews. Brian became a partner in Andrews and Rowell in 2012, and began working as the pesticides manager for the row crops. Brian sprays pesticides for all the row crops and maintains weed control for much of the farm. He also assists with irrigation and well maintenance when needed. Brian married his wife, Brittany, in 2011, and they enjoy raising their four children, Annie, Barrett, Alice, and Ruby Jo on the farm.