Danielle worked in fine dining in downtown Portland, Oregon for over a decade recommending, talking about, learning about and serving wine. She has a love for community and building relationships and subsequently pursued a Community Development Bachelor’s Degree from Portland State University. She also has a degree in Winemaking from Chemeketa Community College and has passed two rigorous certification tests for wine and wine knowledge, the Intro Level exam through the Court of Master Sommeliers and the WSET Level 2 exam. Her love for science and chemistry and the communal, social nature of wine has driven her to pursue a winemaking career where she can create for herself and build relationships in the craft food and beverage industry that is so alive in Oregon.
Andrew’s driving forces are creativity and curiosity. Starting at 16, he began working in a professional kitchen - and has worked as a professional chef on and off ever since. The desire to pursue creative outlets led him to a Bachelors in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri and the pursuit of a winemaking education at Chemeketa Community College. He completed his first harvest in 2017 at Trisaetum and subsequent harvests at Antica Terra in 2018 and 2019. Currently, he is a cellar hand, viticulturalist, tractor driver and wholesaler for Walnut City Wineworks.