Don't be fooled by the whimsy of the wine names, they belie Judy's commitment to the vineyards and to making exceptional wines. Judy is focused on helping to develop and define the terrior of the Lake Chelan AVA by making primarily single vineyard, single varietal wines to show the expression of each varietal in the vineyard. She has a Master of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Connecticut Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department and retired from her corporate career in research and development at Pfizer, Inc. Judy completed the Winemaking Certificate program at the UC Davis and is past president of the Lake Chelan Wine Growers Association. Judy is an active member of the community and supports local charity events in addition to being the co-founder of the annual Lake Chelan Swim.
Don is one of the pioneers in the development of our estate vineyards here on the North Shore. He works his magic there and oversees 28 acres of 10 different varietals. Believing that estate grown grapes allows us to differentiate the Lake Chelan terrior and create wines of exceptional quality. These two vineyards, Glacial Gravels and Gary's are farmed using sustainable viticulture, committed to the long-term viability of the winemaking industry in Lake Chelan Valley.
He has a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Washington State University specializing in water resources and works in his private practice in Chelan. Don is past President of the Lake Chelan Wine Alliance. Don not only oversees the estate vineyards but also works closely with the growers of our contracted grapes sources to make sure the grapes are farmed to his specifications. Don will also tell you that he is ‘the labor force’ and the one who ‘writes the checks’. A man of many talents!