Linda Donovan - Winemaker & Founding Partner: Linda is a UC Davis graduate in Enology with over 20 years experience at prominent California wineries including: Robert Mondavi, Beaulieu, Schramsberg and Flowers. As a pioneer in southern Oregon, Linda helped many clients plant vineyards, build wineries and establish brands- all while building her own brand: L Donovan Wines.
Dan Sullivan - Managing Partner: Dan hails from the software industry and founded the award winning Domaine Paradox, Daniel Joseph 42°and Doppelgänger wines in 2006. Having experienced firsthand the challenges of creating a wine brand and ‘custom crushing’ his wines as a ‘guest’ at a few traditional wineries, Dan and Linda saw an opportunity to create a wine ‘eco-system’ designed specifically for Custom Crush customers who want to create premium and super premium wines.
Fred Salomon - Winemaker: A native of Nantes France, Fred is a graduate of viticulture-enologie in the Muscadet. With almost 20 years of wine-making experience from lab to vineyard to the bottling line, Fred is a great contributor to the success of Pallet Wine Co. with his unyeilding commitment to wine quality and customer service. Fred joined Pallet in 2010 and along with his passion for winemaking, Fred has helped transform the winery with his woodworking and building skills.
Sarah Silbowitz- Enologist: Sarah has been a part of the winemaking team since 2012. Also known as "The Punch Down Queen", Sarah works hard keeping the winery clean and organized and is training in the lab to oversee the vital role chemistry plays in winemaking.
Brandi Davis- Bookkeeper/Office Manager: Brandi came to Pallet in the summer of 2016 and very quickly learned the nuances of managing 25 clients' reporting needs. From inventory to account balances, Brandi has the information requested. We are also adding new states to our roster for direct shipping, and Brandi manages it all!