ABOUT

Hey, there! I am a certified sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine with 21 years of experience serving wineries in emerging wine regions, working with vinifera, cold-hardy, and native grape varieties. My wine career began in 2002 as a packaging and an oak barrel/alternatives supplier, and since 2016 I’ve worked with Tonnellerie Cadus (now including AnA Selection French oak), in the Midwest/Eastern US, Washington State, and Canada.

I have served since 2016 on the board of the Michigan Wine Collaborative and am currently the President of the Board of Directors, helping to garner support for the Michigan wine industry and promote Michigan wines throughout the state and on the world wine stage.

I serve as a media source for national and regional freelance writers and publications, and I co-founded #openlocalwine, a free promotional event for emerging wine regions in 2020 and 2021 to raise awareness of emerging wine regions and encourage local wine purchases during the pandemic, in partnership with The Cork Report.

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Thanks for visiting. Cheers!

WHAT I DO

French and American Oak Barrels

Tonnellerie Cadus and AnA Selection French oak barrels and puncheons for wine.

Volunteering In & Supporting Emerging Regions

Supporting the Michigan wine industry since 2016; currently serving as 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.

Supporting the Virginia Winemakers Research Exchange, and Finger Lakes Wine Alliance as a supplier to the Virginia and New York wine industries, among many others.

Co-founder of #openlocalwine emerging region wine promotional event with The Cork Report Media. Driving over $69,000 in DTC wine sales to wineries via this volunteer effort for emerging regions in 2020 and 2021 during the pandemic.

CONTACT

Contact me here for product quotes, call/text directly at +1 585 705 7500, send an email to gina@cadus-ana.com or gshay@petraeaplus.com.

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