Meet the Staff
Chris – Our Trainer and Winemaker. Chris made his first batch of wine in February 2007 and liked the product so much that he joined the staff in August 2009. Chris perfected the art of wine making in his first two years with the winery using his meticulous approach to the craft and attention to detail. He now imparts that production knowledge to new franchisees going through our training program. Chris has travelled extensively in Italy and has a special knowledge of Italian wines. Favorite varietal: Barbera.
Kelly – Our Marketing and Media Specialist. Kelly was introduced to Water 2 Wine when she took a wine tasting class with her husband in the summer of 2010. She liked the product so much that she joined the Wine Club that day and became a regular customer. Kelly joined the staff in August 2012 and quickly became an expert on label design, assisted with production, and became a reliable source for new and innovative ideas to better market our products. She also enjoys teaching classes and sharing her rather extensive knowledge of wine with our customers. Favorite varietal: Red.
Dustin – Our Winemaker. Dustin was introduced to Water 2 Wine by his sister (Kelly) in the spring of 2011. He joined our staff as a part-time Production Manager in September 2012. Over the next several months, under Chris’ guidance, he became a skilled winemaker in his own right and now runs the production area. Dustin also assists in the front of the winery, teaches classes, and helps us craft our bi-weekly newsletter using his excellent command of the English language and droll sense of humor. Favorite varietal: South African Chenin Blanc