Sirpa loves wine for the most practical reason: “It’s delicious, and varied, and delicious, and makes me happy.” She has been in the wine industry for over twelve years, and she is our resident master of all trades: her super power is craftiness. From building websites and designing brochures to catering and speed-packing wine shipments, we can always count on her to have a solution for everything. In her free time, Sirpa loves to hang out with her three wonderful pups, explore wine country with her husband, and work in her yard (she has a fantastic vegetable garden!). Oh, and she loves camping on the Deschutes every August. "It's good for the soul."
Dyana’s opinion on wine says it best: “As our lives become more digital I think connections to real places and real people become more important. I love how wine brings people together and connects them to a specific time and place. I enjoy the intersection of science, art, geology and history. And at the end of the day you get to drink it!” Her super power is Directness; she’ll tell you how it is, and she’s not afraid to go after what she believes in. Vision is her motto: “keep the destination in mind and take small steps every day to get there.” She enjoys snowboarding, she loves wine, and she is Mom to our little vineyard pup, Oso
Hermas has been a part of the Colene Clemens team since the very beginning. As Steve’s right-hand man, he does everything. Literally everything. From planting the vines and helping make wine to bringing a smile to everyone’s face and helping out wherever he can, Hermas never stops. In fact, that’s his super power: he gets work done! In his free time, Hermas says he likes to, “Just be. And be happy.” Basically, he has the kindest heart and everyone loves him.
Calais got into the wine industry by chance; one of her friends asked her if she wanted to work at a wine bar, and, even though she had no experience with wine at the time, the owners loved her and asked her to work for them. As she worked, her passion for wine grew, and now she couldn’t imagine herself in any other field. Her super power? "Cool, Calm, Collected." She cranks through high-pressure situations, and she doesn't stress out easily. In her free time, she loves to work out, get outside, and read.
The queen of the tasting room, Cherie is our resident “Mama Bear.” She has been working in the wine industry for ten years, and she knows everyone in the industry. Her super power is “Hearing when glasses are empty,” so everyone can rest assured knowing Cherie is on her way to save the day with the next wine. Because of her hysterical sense of humor, she’ll have everyone—both guests and staff—laughing by the end of a tasting. In her spare time, Cherie loves going to the farmers market, eating tomatoes (SO many tomatoes), and drinking wine.
After spending many years in the movie industry, Jessica wanted a “Vino Start.” Drawn to the artistry behind winemaking and the delightful experiences the wine community offers, Jessica began her career in the wine and catering industry fifteen years ago. She also dedicated her time to professional dog walking. Her secret power is peacefulness; she has a very calming demeanor towards everyone she meets. In her free time, she enjoys drinking wine, eating scrumptious food, studying art and nature, and she’s a big fan of pop culture. In fact, in an alternate universe, she would definitely be a Go-Go Dancer.
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