Meet the Staff at the Wetzel Estate Winery

At Wetzel Estate you will find winemakers and tasting room managers who are knowledgeable and committed to their craft.

Andreas Wetzel

Andreas Wetzel

Owner and Winemaker

Since the inception of the winery, Andreas has been producing award-winning wines.  He emphasizes pairing wine with food in a way that enhances the experience of both. His philosophy has always been to provide premium, limited-production wines at a great value.

Mark Skoglund

Mark Skoglund

Assistant Winemaker

Mark began his winemaking career in California in the laboratory performing wine analytics.  From there he moved to upstate New York where he developed his practical winemaking skills.  In his current role, Mark is responsible for every step of the winemaking process, from grape to bottle.

Nate Wilson

Nate Wilson

Cellar Master

Nate oversees all cellar operations.  His attention to detail contributes to the consistent premium quality of our wines.

James Brown

James Brown

Co-Tasting Room Manager

James loves to share his passion for wine with everyone he encounters in the tasting room, at a festival, or other off-site wine event.  He also contributes to digital and social media content, keeping our customers current on wine events and products.

Jodi Coonrod

Jodi Coonrod

Co-Tasting Room Manager

Jodi enjoys sharing her wine expertise with customers, especially discussions about optimal food pairings with our wines. She brings excellent culinary skills to the winery as she hosts VIP tours and other winery events.

Rosalie McDonough

Rosalie McDonough

Bookkeeper

Rosalie works closely with ownership to maintain accurate and complete records for the winery and vineyard.

Kim Rickard

Kim Rickard

Office Manager

Kim can be seen in the tasting room but spends most of her time behind the scenes managing the day-to-day administrative responsibilities that keep the winery running efficiently.

Juan Hernandez

Juan Hernandez

Vineyard Foreman

Juan oversees all vineyard operations, from pruning the vines to harvesting the ripe, delicious fruit.

Katie Melton

Katie Melton

Marketing Manager

Katie strives to advance the consumer experience by finding opportunities to share our wines. The availability of these award-winning, quality wines offered under the Wetzel Estate Wines umbrella continues to grow across the United States and internationally.