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Former V&E Certificate Students

Brian Countryman

Enology, 2004-2005

Owner/Winemaker – Celæno Winery, Woodinville, WA


Jody Elsom

Enology, 2004-2005

Owner/Winemaker – Elsom Cellars, Woodinville, WA


Alex Manoni

Enology, 2004-2005

Owner/Winemaker – Stomani Cellars, Seattle, WA


Patrick Merry

Enology, 2004-2005

Owner/Winemaker – Merry Cellars, Pullman, WA


Judith Papesh

Enology, 2004-2005

Owner – Falling Rain Cellars, Seattle, WA


Mike Lempriere

Viticulture, 2005-2006

Owner/Grower/Winemaker – Perennial Vitners, Bainbridge Island, WA


Rick Johnson

Viticulture, 2005-2006

Owner/Viticulturist – WallaFaces, Walla Walla, WA


Julie Pittsinger

Viticulture, 2005-2006

Owner/Winemaker – Good Karma Winery, Chelan, WA


Ed Wicklein

Enology, 2005-2006

Owner/Winemaker – VortexCellars, Seattle, WA


Tim Bates

Viticulture, 2007-2008

Owner/Winemaker – Eight Bells Winery, Seattle, WA


Frank Michiels

Enology, 2009-2010

Owner/Winemaker – Eight Bells Winery, Seattle, WA


Andy Shepherd

Viticulture & Enology, 2007-2009

Owner/Winemaker – Eight Bells Winery, Seattle, WA


Leala Cramer

Enology, 2007-2008

Owner/Winemaker – Marcus Sophia Winery, Graham, WA


Rob Entrekin

Enology, 2007-2008

Owner/Winemaker – Finn Hill Winery, Kirkland, WA


Brad Galer

Enology, 2007-2008

Owner – Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery, Westchester, PA


Brent & Sarah Goedhart

Viticulture & Enology, 2007-2008

Owners/Winemakers – Goedhart Family, Benton City, WA


Sheila Jirka

Viticulture, 2007-2008

Owner/Winemaker – Davenport Cellars, Woodinville, WA


Shannon Jones

Enology, 2007-2008

Owner/Winemaker – Hestia Cellars, Woodinville, WA


Joe Leadingham

Viticulture & Enology, 2007-2008 & 2013-2014

Owner/Winemaker – Stavalaura Vineyard and Winery, Ridgefield, WA


Jon Meuret

Enology, 2007-2008

Owner/Winemaker – Maison Bleue Winery, Walla Walla, WA


Paul McConnell

Enology, 2007-2008

Owner/Winemaker – Felicity Wines, Arlington, WA


Lynn Munneke

Enology & Viticulture, 2007-2008 & 2010-2011

Owner/Winemaker – Chelan Ridge Winery, Chelan, WA


Petra Flaa

Viticulture, 2008-2009

Owner/Winemaker – Baillie Grohman Winery, Creston, BC


Martin Gorski

Enology, 2008-2009

Owner/Winemaker – North 42° Estate Winery, Windsor, Ontario


Shannon Hamilton

Viticulture, 2008-2009

Originator – Lady Bacchus, Wine news and events Internet


Randall Hopkins

Viticulture, 2008-2009

Owner/Grower – Corvus Cellars & Corvus Vineyard, Walla Walla, WA


Bruce Koehler

Viticulture, 2008-2009

Asst. Manager – Mesa Verde Vineyard, Santa Ynez, CA


Scott Koph

Enology, 2008-2009

Winemaker – Pacific Rim Winery, W. Richland, WA


Doug McIntosh

Viticulture, 2008-2009

Owner/Grower – Lindsay Creek Vineyards


Art McIntosh

Enology, 2010-2011

Owner/Grower – Lindsay Creek Vineyards, Lewiston, ID


Hoyt Ogilvie

Enology, 2008-2009

Owner – Ogilvie Wines, LLC, Missouri


Dana Roberts

Enology, 2008-2009

Owner/Winemaker – Westport Winery, Aberdeen, WA


Clough Shelton

Viticulture, 2008-2009

Owner/Grower- Los Oídos Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA


Doug Smith

Enology, 2008-2009

Owner/Winemaker – Liberty Lake Wine Cellars, Liberty Lake, WA


Dana Trabun

Enology, 2008-2009

Owner/Winemaker – Barili Cellars, Spokane, WA


Gus White

Enology, 2008-2009

Owner and Winemaker – White Cellars and Tempest Sol, Woodinville, WA


Jesse Cooper

Enology, 2008-2009

Winemaker and Grower – Mistaken Identity Vineyards, Ltd., Salt Spring Island, BC


Anthony Buchanan

Enology, 2009-2010

Winemaker – Eau Vivre Winery and Vineyards, Okanagan Valley, BC


Mike Eastwick

Viticulture, 2009-2010

Owner/Grower – Lamonti Vineyards, Underwood, WA


Jan Grimes

Viticulture, 2009-2010

Viticulturist – Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery, Westchester, PA


Geoff Hamelin

Enology, 2009-2010

Owner/Grower/Winemaker – Verterra Winery, Leland, MI


Moriah Lachapell

Viticulture, 2009-2010

Evergreen Growers Supply, Clackamas, OR


Alan Holtzheimer

Enology, 2009-2010

Owner/Winemaker – Silver Bell Winery, Burlington, WA


Rachael Horn

Enology, 2009-2010

Owner/Winemaker – AniChe Cellars, Underwood, WA


Leigh McMillan

Enology, 2009-2010

Owner/Winemaker – Welcome Road Winery, Seattle, WA


Catrina North

Enology & Viticulture, 2009-2010

Winemaker – Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery, Westchester, PA


Chris Wilkerson

Enology, 2009-2010

Lab Technician – Hogue Cellars, Prosser, WA


Garrett Grubbs

Enology, 2010-2012

Head Winemaker, Noviello Vineyards, Chelan, WA


Pamela Adkins & Julie Bulrice

Viticulture, 2010-2011

Owner/Winemakers – Adrice Wines, Woodinville, CA


Lori Kennedy

Viticulture, 2010-2011

Owner – Don Carlo Vineyard, Milton-Freewater, OR


Mike Metheny

Viticulture, 2010-2011

Owner/Winemaker – Three of Cups, Woodinville, WA


Gordon Steel

Enology, 2010-2011

Owner/Grower/Winemaker – Rio Grande Vineyards & Winery, Las Cruces, NM


Fred Stern

Enology, 2010-2011

Owner – Noviello Vineyards, Chelan, WA


Lisa Callan

Enology, 2011-2012

Owner/Winemaker – Callan Cellars, Woodinville, WA


Jay Drysdale

Enology, 2011-2012

Owner/Winemaker – Bella Wines, Naramata, B.C.


Greg Frichette

Enology, 2011-2012

Owner and Winemaker – Frichette Winery, Benton City, WA


Marty Kmiecik

Viticulture, 2011-2012

Owner/Manager – Kasari Vineyard, Sedro Woolley, WA


Kelly Precechtel Bright

Enology & Viticulture, 2011-2014

Partner – Market Vineyards, Richland and Woodinville, WA


Dave Specter

Enology, 2011-2012

Owner/Winemaker – Bells Up Winery, Newberg, OR


Jackie Trexel

Enology, 2011-2012

Owner/Winemaker – Quail Crossing Cellars, Columbus, Ohio


Geoff Howell

Viticulture, 2012-2013

Asst. Winemaker, Gilbert Cellars, Yakima, WA


Rodger Marks

Viticulture & Enology, 2011-2014

Owner/Winemaker – RAM Cellars, Portland, OR


Rich Burton

Enology, 2013-2014

Owner/Winemaker – Locus Wines, Seattle, WA


Steve Rowell

Enology, 2013-2014

Owner/Winemaker – Keira Cellars, Woodinville, WA


Todd Webster

Enology, 2013-2014

Winemaker – Brennan Vineyards, Comanche, TX


Ed Brandecker

Enology, 2014-2015

Winemaker – RLV Wines, Coleman, TX


Shannon Hewett

Viticulture, 2014-2015

Owner – Rivaura Vineyards, Lewiston, ID


Chris Sacco

Viticulture, 2014-2015

Harvest Intern – Canoe Ridge Estate (SMWE), Paterson, WA


Talia Hammond

Enology, 2015-2016

Winemaker – AniChe Cellars, Underwood, WA