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The Vines is an explorer’s club for winemakers and aficionados. Our members come from across the globe to join us in the world’s most famed winemaking regions – Champagne, Willamette Valley, Priorat, The Mosel, Napa, Montalcino, and Mendoza – and make wine with our innovative, award-winning partners. We’re adventurers who believe that a region’s true culture is best unveiled over a great bottle of wine and transformative local cuisine.

CARLOS GARCIA

Born in upstate NY, Carlos grew up in Ecuador, then moved back to the US after high school. After starting his career in investment banking, he was involved with a variety of start-up ventures in various industries all over the world. He is currently at a boutique investment bank that he co-founded over 22 years ago, while enjoying life in Reston, VA with his 2 daughters.

KAY AND STEVE ARMSTRONG

Originally from the UK, Kay and Steve have spent the last 20 years moving around the world (South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa) with Steve’s career as a senior executive at Ford Motor Company.

ALISON FOGG

A native of England, raised by parents who gifted her a life of navigating around much of the developing world, Alison has never lost her spirit of adventure. It was this spirit that initially drew her to join as one of the Founding Members of The Vines of Mendoza in 2014.

CAROL AND WAYNE TAMARELLI

Wayne Tamarelli is a bicoastal angel investor in early stage technology businesses. He also serves on a number of for-profit and nonprofit boards of directors and advisory boards.

COLLEEN JOHNSON

Colleen, originally from upstate New York, lives in Houston, Texas and works in the oil and gas industry. She found The Vines of Mendoza after researching winemaking worldwide and came across the stunning vineyards in the Uco Valley.

CATHY AND WRIGHT LASSITER

Wright and Cathy Lassiter are true wine lovers ecstatic about recently becoming winemakers. Wright is President/CEO of a large integrated healthcare company based in Detroit.

EMILY AND ART

Emily and Art have always been passionate about food, travel, and of course, drinking wine! Fortunate to have traveled the world for both work and pleasure.

SCOTT MILLER & SHARON VIRTS

Scott & Sharon recently joined our Mosel Blending Escape, and quickly decided to become members. The couple resides in Leesburg, Virginia in a historic mansion that they restored from near ruin.

ROB & ROBIN WILDER

Rob and Robin live in Austin, TX with three dogs and a cat, and are parents to two adult children. Rob is the co-founder of ThinkFood Group, the restaurant group and media company of internationally known chef Jose Andres.

GREG WARLAND

Greg grew up in South Africa and after heading to the US to play NCAA college tennis, stayed on and started his financial services career. It was upon moving to San Francisco that he fell in love with wine, spending many a weekend in Napa and Sonoma.