Gina Shay is a certified sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine with 20 years of experience serving wineries in emerging wine regions, with experience in wines made from vinifera, cold hardy, and native grape varieties. She started her wine career in 2002 as a packaging and an oak barrel/alternatives supplier, and has served the eastern U.S., Midwest U.S., Washington State, and all of Canada for Tonnellerie Cadus (and now AnA Selection, The Oak, and Clayver) since 2015.
She has served since 2016 on the board of the Michigan Wine Collaborative and is currently the President of the Board of Directors and the chair of the Grants & Funding committee, helping to garner support for the Michigan wine industry and promote Michigan wines throughout the state and across the nation.
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WHAT WE DO
French and American Oak Barrels
Clayver Ceramic Amphorae
Clayver is a ceramic container designed for fermentation, storage, and aging. Elevate your wines without interference from tannins or oak aromas.
President of the board of directors and Grants/Funding Chair of the Michigan Wine Collaborative and Vintage Michigan. Join us here. Together we can make Michigan a part of the world wine conversation.
Author of the Petraea Plus traveling barrel lady blog, regional correspondent covering Michigan for The Cork Report blog, and co-founder of #openlocalwine emerging region wine promotional event with The Cork Report’s Lenn Thompson. Proud member of The Cork Report wine club, enjoying not-widely-distributed wines from “the other 47” wine-producing states. You should join, too.