Issue #9: Emily Anderson, Browne Family Tasting Room Manager

YOU COULD SAY EMILY CAME WITH THE PLACE…and we wouldn’t have it any other way! Hired by Waterbrook Winery in 2001 at 31 E. Main, Emily has deep roots in Walla Walla and is known and loved by all. A talented, customer-centric salesperson in and outside of the tasting room, she’s been a part of …

Issue #8: David Minick, VP of Vineyards

One of the busiest people at our company during harvest is this man, who leads vineyard operations at Browne Family and has for the past eight years. As an individual who has traversed the vital industry roles of grower, winemaker, winery owner and operator, mentor, philanthropist, supplier and today a wine executive responsible for Precept …

ISSUE #6: THE DAVEY BROTHERS, KYM & JOHN

Like most winemakers, John Davey adheres to the adage that “great wine begins in the vineyard,” but few winemakers can claim the enviable position that John enjoys today – that of overseeing winemaking from vine to bottle, an advantage that John believes gives the McLaren Vale-based Shingleback wines a competitive edge. After graduating with credit …

Meet: Norrie Suder

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Norrie is our neighbor at Eleven Northshore. I was lucky enough to meet this man my first weekend out there. He came over and shared both his story and his bottle of Jameson whisky with me and after a couple of hours and a couple of laughs, the gate adjoining our decks has remained open …

Susan Bennerstrom

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My very first purchase of original art was probably 20 years ago from a Northwest painter named Susan Bennerstrom. Her main themes have been the exploration and depiction of light, mainly through oil paint. She writes, “I don’t think of myself as a realist painter in the currently accepted sense. I work from photographs, which …

William Bitner Browne

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People never cease to inspire and fascinate me. Each day I come into contact with familiar and new faces and find that every individual has a fresh perspective to offer. Most of the pleasure that I derive from travel is the forced upheaval of my mindset. The abrupt distinction from what I have come to …