Meet Justin Graham

Get to know us through this new series as we celebrate our employee owners who embody the Oliver Winery core values.

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Justin Graham, Cellar Master at Oliver Winery.

Meet Justin Graham, Cellar Master, and this month’s V.I.O. (Very Important Owner).

Justin has been at Oliver Winery since 2003. When he started, he didn’t know he’d be spending so much time with us (thank goodness he stuck around!). Justin met his wife here, became an employee owner, and today as our Cellar Master, he expects quality and gets things done in the cellar and while managing the bottling line. He’ll tell you he was “just in the right place at the right time,” but that’s his unfailing humility talking.

“’Knowledge and perfection’ are just a few of the qualities he brings to the team,” says winemaker Dennis Dunham, “if Justin does something, it will be done correctly. That is absolutely critical for the complexity of what we do in winemaking.”

Cheers, Justin!

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Quick Cures for the Winter Blues

The winter blues are no joke, so we had a quick chat with our Events & Hospitality Manager, Darcie Lowe, to find out how she beats these gray days. Here’s what she had to say:

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Cabernet Hot Chocolate

“I succumb to the winter cold and warm up from the inside out by adding some of our Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 to a cup of hot chocolate (see recipe below). It pairs well with Netflix and a heated blanket!”

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Bubblecraft White Mimosa

I love adding a splash of orange juice to our Oliver Bubblecraft White to turn my favorite sparkling wine into a fun breakfast beverage. Perfect for brunch!”

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Beanblossom Hard Cider

“Remember summer? Yeah… me either. That’s why I turn to our Beanblossom Original Hard Cider – to take me back to the dog days of summer spent on the lake, sipping refreshing ciders under the hot sun. Pair with some reggae tunes and a travel magazine!”

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We like the way you think, Darcie. What are some of your favorite ways to beat the winter blues?