Rosann is originally from Florida. Rosann and Mike have 3 adult children and have lived in Texas since 1999. Rosann has held sales leadership positions in several Fortune 50 companies. The majority of her career was working for organizations in the Consumer Product Goods space. Her last position was leading a national sales team that sold food and beverage solutions for large organizations. Rosann stepped away from Corporate America to be dedicated to the winery.
Rosann has her WSET II Certification. She has taken several marketing and tasting room focused classes through VESTA*. Rosann has an extensive marketing and sales background and looks forward to applying her knowledge to the tasting room. Having an outstanding consumer experience is something Rosann is very passionate about and having a tasting room of wine knowledgeable staff is a must! The wine has to be great…but so does the experience and service.
As the son of a career military officer, Mike lived in several places until their family settled in Virginia following his father’s retirement from the military. Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to work with several organizations in varying capacities within the technology space. Mike is a currently the Chief Technical Officer for an education company and is passionate about wine. Even though he works full time, he is very involved in the winery.
Mike has his WSET II Certification. He has taken numerous online viticulture and enology classes through VESTA* and is one class short of having his enology degree. Mike and our winemaker have collaborated on the vineyard design and the varietals we planted to ensure that our long term vision of being a 100% estate grown winery is attainable.
The Viticulture Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded partnership between the Missouri State University system and colleges, universities, vineyards and wineries across America. These partners share a 21st Century vision for education in grape growing and winemaking.