Role on the team: Winemaker, Co-owner with Erica, Larry’s dad.
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Favorite part about working at Succession: Our Team, building a business from the ground up and all of the creativity.
How you discovered the wine industry: I spent 6 months in Italy during college and got to spend time with winemakers. I wasn’t in college for wine making (I’m a Civil Engineer) but that was the start of the inspiration.
Favorite varietal: I can’t choose!
Something people don’t know about me: I am really good cook! But if you ever get invited to dinner, eat before you go because you’ll eat around 9 at my house.
Role on the team: Co-owner with Brock and in charge of Marketing for the business.
Hometown: Sammamish, WA
Favorite part about working at Succession: Our amazing employees who we’re lucky to also call friends, and the wonderful people we have the opportunity to meet.
How you discovered the wine industry: We’ve always loved wine and have enjoyed wine tasting throughout the Chelan Valley over the years. We’ve also enjoyed getting to know many of the owners and winemakers. We had always dreamed of starting our own winery but thought if it happened, it would be later in life. When we lost our place in the Carleton Complex fire just two weeks after our first daughter was born, we took it as a sign that we needed to make our dream a reality, and here we are, making our dream come true.
Favorite varietal: Everything! Cabernet Franc is definitely a favorite.
Role on the team: Tasting Room Manager.
Hometown: Born in Seattle, raised in Wenatchee from early childhood, but family roots in Chelan – can I say all three?
Favorite part about working at Succession: There is no way to limit this to one thing – but first and foremost, our Team! I love our Team! I also love being part of a small grassroots company that is growing in so many ways and winning awards, it’s a fun journey to be on. Then there’s the view and the patio…oh, and our neighbors. So much to love around here 🙂
How you discovered the wine industry: I have always loved the culture of wine, I used to say “In my next life I’m being born into an Italian generations-old wine family”. I decided I wanted the wine lifestyle in this one.
Favorite varietal: I like to get to know things that are new me, so currently I’m into Xenomavro, Aglianico, and Sagrantino – but when it comes down to it, I’m always a Syrah Girl! And Chardonnay as a white.
Something people don’t know about me: So many things, even though I’m a relatively open book! But let’s go with that back in the mid eighties I ran the local pledge center for the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon and won an award for running an Outstanding Pledge Center. But if you ask, I probably have lots to offer up.
Role on the team: Wine Club Manager.
Hometown: Snohomish, WA
Favorite part about working at Succession: The Succession family, our awesome wine club members and of course, the fabulous wine!
How you discovered the wine industry: My wine journey began when I met my fiancé, Devon – before him I only drank oaked Chardonnay because that is what my mom enjoyed when I was young! Slowly, but surely, he introduced me to all that the wine industry has to offer; he was even the first to bring me a Succession wine (2013 Merlot – yummy!) I loved it so much that I made it a point to visit the tasting room the next time I came to visit Manson. Fast forward a couple weeks, the opportunity arose to join the Succession team and I moved from Snohomish to Manson a week later (thanks Christina!) And now I drink more than oaked Chardonnay 😉
Favorite varietal: Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon
Something people don’t know about me: I am currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in secondary mathematics. I also coach high school track and field!