Winemaker Judy Phelps 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 in July 2006 and is past president of the Lake Chelan Wine Growers Association.
Don, 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 a Board member for Lake Chelan Wine Growers Association. Don not only farms the estate vineyards but also a vineyard that is leased on Lake Chelan’s south shore where Pinot Noir is grown. Don will also tell you that he is ‘the labor force’ and the one who ‘writes the checks’.
If there was ever a Renaissance Man, it has got to be assistant winemaker Rudy Vargas; there is so much more to him than his role of assistant winemaker lets on. You probably know Rudy from behind the tasting room bar where he treats us to his brand of enthusiasm and love of wine. Rudy has a Fine Arts degree and brings his artistic sensibility to the tasting room experience.
300 Ivan Morse Rd.
Manson, Wa 98831
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