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.

Sarah Silbowitz-  Assistant Winemaker: Sarah has been a part of the winemaking team since 2012.  Also known as "The Punch Down Queen", Sarah works hard keeping the winery clean and organized and is training in the lab to oversee the vital role chemistry plays in winemaking.  

Emily Riehlman- Enologist: Emily has a passion for chemistry and all of its applications, especially how it pertains to winemaking. She was born and raised in Medford, Oregon and is excited to be back in her hometown putting her degree in Chemistry from Pacific University to use in the Pallet Wine Co. lab. 

Whitney Grant- Business Manager: A native Oregonian Whitney moved to the Rogue Valley in 2018 and joined our staff in the tasting room where her love for wine continued to grow. Now Whitney is responsible for managing many aspects of the business including reporting, shipping compliance and marketing. 

URBAN CORK TEAM

Britta Bloomquist-Tasting Room Manager & Outside Sales Contact: Britta also manages our Wine Club, charcuterie procurement and events.  We keep her busy!  Britta has been in the service industry for over 16 years, and it shows.  She is truly blessed with the "Grace of Service."

When she isn't working in the tasting room or planning the next event, Britta spends her time with her adorable little boy, Abel.  She also enjoys, cooking, walking her dogs, being in nature and spending time with friends and family. 

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