Elsom Cellars is born from community and it takes countless friends, family, wine club members and everybody in between to make a fine bottle of wine. Thank you for your commitment, muscle and support. Also a big thanks to our growers: Artz, Alder Ridge, Lewis, Two Blondes, Double Canyon and Gilbert. Without the long days, early mornings and late nights from our volunteers and friends we wouldn’t be here, thanks for all you do!
Jody’s a travelling spirit. If you ask her what inspires her, you get a million glimpses of the world she’s seen. This old world teaches us a lot, if we slow down and let it. And, if we sit across a table from a stranger with a couple glasses of great wine, before long, it’s surprising how much we all share. Wine gathers its taste from everything it encounters. The earth. The air. Everything leaves a mark. So do people. Jody’s passion for wine began in the Napa Valley and further explored through numerous experiences in the vineyards and wineries throughout Italy and France. Formally educated as one of the first graduates from WSU’s extension studies of Enology. Jody has a passion for developing wines that best represent the possibilities for Washington Wines.
Rebecca is Elsom Cellars’ assistant winemaker and master of ceremonies at the winery. Rebecca joined Elsom back in 2014 and brought both her expertise and passion to the wines at Elsom Cellars. She provides a wealth of knowledge and is the science behind the wine. Rebecca found herself in the wine industry after earning her bachelor of science in Chemical Engineering. She discovered her passion for winemaking after working her first harvest in Bordeaux, France. Rebecca has worked in various wine regions including Australia, Austria, and California’s Napa Valley and Sonoma County. She also spent several years at the Betz Family Winery where she had the chance to learn from Washington wine pioneer and Master of Wine, Bob Betz. When Rebecca isn’t delving into chemistry and wine, you will find her traveling the world or on the soccer field.
Winemaking is a family business – a legacy that passes through generations. Lessons learned about making wine, about care, and patience, and the joy of creating something that brings people together are learned at a ripe young age. That’s how it is with winemaking families. And in this family, the fruit doesn’t fall far from the vine. For the kids, being around the winery, is a bold adventure, a chance to share in something that pays off every day in smiles. You can see it in their faces, and in the art they create.
Thursday: 4pm – 7pm
Friday: 4pm – 7pm
Saturday: 1pm – 6pm