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our team

Finnegan: This sweet yellow dog rescued Linda from working too hard in 2012.  Finn has been a loyal companion and performs security patrol at the winery.  He enjoys hiking and chasing cats.

 

PALLET WINE COMPANY’S A-TEAM:

Fred Salomon-Winemaker: Fred is a native of Nantes France, and a graduate of viticulture and enology in the Muscadet. He has over 20 years of wine making experience from lab to vineyard to bottling line. His contribution to the Pallet team is demonstrated by his unyielding commitment to quality and customer service. Fred has been a member of the Pallet team since 2010 and, along with his winemaking passion, has helped transform the winery with his woodworking and building skills. No matter what part of the winery you are in, you can see Fred’s contributions.

Elisabeth Grunwald-Assistant Winemaker: Elisabeth was one of the first graduates from the Umpqua community college, Southern Oregon Wine Institute in Viticulture and Enology. She joined Pallet’s A-team in 2011 and has been here working hard ever since. Elisabeth ensures that clients’ packing is correct and that every bottle rolling off our bottling line is perfect. She juggles work, a young family, and a new brand (Nicole Reese Wines) with the greatest of ease.

Sarah Silbowitz-Enologist: Sarah is known as “the punch down queen,” and she’s been a part of the A-team since 2012. Sarah works hard to ensure the winery is clean and well organized. Her newest endeavor has been learning the ins and outs of the lab overseeing the vital role chemistry plays in winemaking.

Brandi Davis-Bookkeeper/Office Manager: Brandi is the newest member of our Pallet team, coming to us in 2016. She very quickly learned the nuances of managing 25 clients’ reporting needs. Brandi currently manages inventory at Pallet and The Urban Cork, accounts, and shipping reporting. We are adding new states to our roster for direct shipping, and Brandi manages all of it. With 9 kids in her home, Brandi loves being organized and keeps us all inline.  Since starting with us in the summer of 2016, she has learned about wine, winemaking and pairing wine and foods.   Brandi also books our events and makes sure they are memorable.

URBAN CORK TEAM

Scott Malone-Tasting Associate: Scott came to us at the beginning of 2017, and we couldn’t be happier. Scott graduated from Humboldt state University and loves the local wines and outdoor activities that the Rogue Valley has to offer. He comes from California and says river guiding brought him to the Rogue Valley. Some of Scott’s other passions include motorcycles, rafting, long walks on the beach and cooking. As a local business owner and wine enthusiast,

TOGETHER, WE MAKE PALLET WINE COMPANY, THE URBAN CORK AND L DONOVAN WINES FANTASTIC!