Marketing, Tasting Room & Wine Club Manager
Sydney began her career in the Wine Industry in 2022, after graduating from James Madison University in 2021 with a degree in Biology. Sydney is from Charlottesville, Virginia and has visited many Virginia wineries alongside her parents from a young age. She now oversees the Business Operations, Wine Club, Tasting Room, Social Media, Marketing and Advertising, and Events.
In January of 2022, Sydney joined the Shenandoah Vineyards team to help grow the winery under the ownership of Michael and Christie Shaps.
Outside of work, she is the owner of a 4-year old mutt called Stella.
Human Resources & Retail Manager
Christie began her career in the wine industry in 1995 working at Jefferson Vineyards as the Tasting Room, Events & Office manager. Over the years she has worked at several wineries, consulted throughout Virginia for start-up wineries, and oversees the Tasting Rooms, Wine Club, and human resources for Michael Shaps Wineworks. In 2018 Christie began managing human resources and retail at Shenandoah Vineyards.
TC had been with Shenandoah Vineyards for over 20 years when she retired. Following a dart on the map, TC, a native of Los Angeles, moved to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in 2001. Days after her arrival, she visited Shenandoah Vineyards and was invited to work by Emma Randel, who had planted the vineyards back in 1976. Enamored with the "great pastoral" landscape, and seduced by the wine, she continued to nurture her passion for Virginia wines and the people that visited our tasting room until 2022.
When not celebrating the melodious flow of days with her friends, TC spends time with her four grandchildren.
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