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Miranda Smith

Miranda has been our office manager since 2013 and oversees all of our compliance, accounting, payroll and human resource activities. She is also Jim's left hand - the one that writes the checks.


Maggie Shellenberger

Our Wine Club Coordinator, Maggie is a native of the East Coast who has called Sonoma County home for 10 years. She’s a hospitality pro who has worked in a variety of area restaurants and wineries. She says she’s always had an affinity for small, family wineries where there is an opportunity to build relationships with club members and guests.


Tara Tusi

Multi-tasking Tara is our Winery Operations Manager. She makes sure our wines are on hand in the Tasting Room, handles orders for outside sales, oversees events, and even pulls cellar duty during harvest. She says she loves to do "boy work" such as shoveling out tanks as much as she enjoys pouring our wines and telling our guests all about our story.

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Doug Kouma

Doug is a former publishing executive from Iowa who decided to follow his passion for wine and move to his favorite vacation spot, Sonoma County. As Senior Consumer Sales & Marketing Manager, he oversees our wine club and Tasting Room operations, produces our print and digital materials, and keeps followers in the loop on social media. Doug lives along the Russian River, where he loves to savor a glass of J. Rickards Zin under the majestic redwoods in his backyard.


Kristina Tovani

Our Hospitality & Events Manager, Kristina was born and raised in San Francisco but has called Sonoma County home for 17 years. An accomplished cook and a veteran of several local wineries, Kristina keeps our Tasting Room running smoothly and creates amazing menus for our events. A former EMT, she is the proud wife of a Geyserville fire captain and stays busy outside of work with their son's school and sports activities.

Susan Sheridan-Chiantella

Susan is in charge of our Tasting Room on Mondays and always has a warm greeting for our guests. She guides tours through the vineyards and wine caves while explaining the history of our ranch and winery.

Shelby Lou

Shelby is our Winery Dog, happy to see you and be the hostess to our four-legged guests. She loves playing fetch, finding ripe grapes to sample and taking long walks in the vineyard with Jim & Eliza.