Each member of the family uses their own talents to make the venture successful. David, with his passion for growing and creating, oversees the vineyards as well as making the wine. Suzanne manages the tasting room and marketing. Ron is the Chief Financial Officer, but he is also the Executive 'Mowmaster' and keeps the vineyards manicured. Brandi works as a physical therapist and provides weekend and festival support.
David and Brandi’s two young children, Mia and Amanda, already recognize a great grape and often perform taste tests. David’s brother Michael, wife Jessica, and children, Tori, Drew and Alex, have all learned to help and even have their own favorite jobs.
MountainRose depends upon our extended family to help at crunch times like harvest, bottling, or festivals. That family includes aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces doing everything from playing the piano, picking grapes, taking pictures to serving drinks. We are blessed to have such a wonderful, supportive family. In late 2009, we added to our winery family, "Opie" Elizabeth Craft.
Opie operates the tasting room five days a week unless she is off doing a wine festival. Opie's strengths are in customer relations. She loves people and wine and in that order. She is the "face" behind "Facebook" and if your newsletter is more interesting than usual, then she wrote it! In addition, Opie has a background in drama and leads our murder mysteries. Whether she is chatting at the tasting bar or acting the part of "Chief Inspector Clueless" in a murder mystery, she is a great new member of our team.