Gina Shay is a certified sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine with 19 years of experience serving wineries in emerging cooler- and cold-climate, desert, and mountain wine regions, with experience in wines made from vinifera, cold hardy, and native grape varieties. She started her wine career first as a supplier of corks and other top-of-the-bottle packaging; then with Petraea Plus, the first cool climate-dedicated barrel company in the U.S.; and now full-time with Tonnellerie CADUS as Business Development Manager for the eastern U.S., Midwest U.S., Washington State, and all of Canada.
She has served since 2016 on the board of the Michigan Wine Collaborative and is currently the Vice President of the board 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 specifically for winemaking, including fermentation, storage, and aging.
Vice President of the Board 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. Click here to read more about the club and here to join.