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, she managed the construction of the award-winning Agate Ridge Winery in Eagle Point, and produced the first award winning wines at the biodynamic Cowhorn Winery near Jacksonville, before taking on the challenge of converting the historic Cooley-Neff warehouse into a fully functioning winery and wine cellar. Linda is also the sole proprietor of the L Donovan brand of 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.
Olivia Sullivan - Texas/Central US Sales Manager: Olivia has been very busy with 5 children and managing wine sales and events for her family's Domain Paradox and Daniel Joseph wines. With the growth of Oregon's wine profile nationally, Olivia is working on the Pick Me and 42° brand development with our distributor, retailers and restaurants in Texas and the central US.
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.
Elisabeth Grunwald - Assistant Winemaker: Elisabeth was one of the first graduates from the Umpqua Community College, Southern Oregon Wine Institute, in Viticulture & Enology and joined Pallet's A-Team in 2011. Elisabeth ensures that clients' packaging is correct and that every bottle rolling off our bottling line is perfect. Elisabeth juggles work, a young family and a new brand (Nicole Reese Wines) with the greatest of ease.
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!