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Woody Hambrecht

Managing Partner

Woody was born in a house in Anchorage, Alaska and shortly after moved to the Bay Area.  Introduced to the wine business at a young age, his interests eventually led him to relocate from NYC to Healdsburg in 2010.  In addition to making wines for Alysian Winery and Floodgate Wine Co, he oversees grape growing at the Grist Vineyard in the Dry Creek Valley.  When he is not at the winery you can find him working in his organic garden with his dogs, pigs and chickens. Or, chances are he is on his GS motorcycle in the wilds of the west coast, exploring far off the beaten path.

 

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Heather HawkinS

Partner, Vermoutiere

Heather was born in Southern California and relocated to the South as a young child, living in Atlanta until she returned to the west coast in 2012. Heather has over 10 years experience working at some of the most innovative cocktail bars and restaurants in the country, including Prizefighter, Liholiho Yacht Club, Restaurant Eugene and Octopus.  Her extensive experience and exceptional creativity come together to craft some of the most intriguing and balanced libations we have ever had - most of which are centered around her house made tinctures.  When Heather isn't concocting cocktails she can be found hanging with her dog, Charlotte, or taking photos.

 

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Teresa Mengali

Director of Operations

Teresa was born and raised amidst the vineyards and orchards of the Dry Creek Valley in Healdsburg, CA and reared on immigrant stories of prohibition and adventure.  She comes from a long line of Italian farmers and finds solutions to just about any problem we send her way.  The proud daughter of a Vietnam Veteran, she has a deep passion for supporting our veterans.  If she isn't working at the winery you can find her working in her organic garden and hanging out with her son, Ezio.

 

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Tina and Heather Hardison

Design Team

Our beautiful label was created by the dynamic duo of Bay Area based designer sisters Heather & Tina Hardison. Heather is a Berkeley based letterer, illustrator, and sign painter. The lettering and illustration of the label was inspired by Sonoma County flora and ingredients used in our vermouth. Tina is a San Francisco based designer and educator who runs her solo-woman design shop, From the Desk of. Tina is also responsible for our wine labels, which you can learn more about here.