Judy Phelps


Judy believes in having fun while being serious about winemaking and that translates to an adventurous style as evident by the diversity of wines that are made every year. She has a Master of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Connecticut Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department. She retired from her corporate career in research and development at Pfizer, Inc. in 2006. Judy completed the Winemaking Certificate program at the University of California at Davis and is past president of the Lake Chelan Wine Growers Association. 


Don Phelps

Vineyard Manager

He works his magic in the vineyard. 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 farms the estate vineyards (about 20 acres total)  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!

Don was very entertaining during our wine tasting and offered the best service we received all weekend in Leavenworth. He’s a keeper!
— A thrilled visitor