Come have some wine with us!
Cynthia is our new tasting room manager! She has just returned to Spokane from Seattle, where she managed the bustling Steelhead Diner restaurant in Pike Place Market for the past three years. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University and is originally from Long Island, New York (but she doesn’t have the accent, I swear!). She and her long-haired dachshund, Whiskey, have fallen in love with the Northwest and intend on never leaving. Lately she's been drinking our peppery Arch Terrace Malbec and the rich, unique Block 8 Syrah. Come on in and taste them!
Sue and her husband moved to Spokane about two years ago from the opposite side of the country and from a place with the opposite weather--St. Petersburg, Florida. But they're loving their new PNW location and all of the beauty and the activities that Spokane is famous for. Sue loves to hike, bike, snowshoe, and kayak. With those interests, why did it take so long to find Spokane? She's also devoted to her children and grandchildren and hops a plane to visit them in CA as often as possible. Her current favorite wine is the Signature Series Merlot. No, wait . . . the Onyx. Or maybe the Block 8 Syrah. (And when summer arrives, the Rose will be calling to her from the patio.) Obviously there's a lot at Terra Blanca to like. Stop by to say hi and have a taste of our new vintages and choose your own favorite(s).
Becky grew up in Spokane and recently returned to her home town after spending 10 years in Seattle. A graduate from Washington State University's Hospitality Business Management program, she held positions as Conference Services Manager and Banquet Manager at Seattle's iconic Edgewater Hotel and was Catering Manager at the Washington State Convention Center. Since her return to Spokane, she has enjoyed hiking, camping, refamiliarizing herself with Spokane's downtown corridor and expanding her wine knowledge while working part-time with Terra Blanca.
Lori is excited to have Terra Blanca as her wine home! She and her husband Terry relocated to Liberty Lake from the Woodinville wine area. Lori enjoyed years of working in the wine industry with so many wonderful people and customers that enjoy wine. She is passionate about food and wine pairings, friends, family, travel and on occasion golf (but she is a better grape goddess than a golf goddess). She and Terry are enjoying exploring Spokane and Coeur d’Alene life style. Lori is often asked does she have a favorite wine. She replies, what kid would she grab in a fire. She then states it depends on what she is eating…however she has a weakness for Terra Blanca’s Block 8 Syrah that puts her in her happy place.
Lisa is the newest addition to our team! She grew up on a dryland wheat farm in central Washington State. She attended the University of Idaho and EWU, and recently earned her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. When she's not pouring wine, she's working as a freelance writer/editor, and regularly writes for Out There Outdoors magazine. She's excited to learn more about Washington state wines and the unique Red Mountain AVA. One of her favorite books is Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker. She likes to run, hike, and paddle board in the Inland NW, and loves the peppery profile of the Arch Terrace Malbec.
Adrian comes to us from Colville, but Spokane has been his home for quite some time. He went to Gonzaga University and lived for a year in Paris, France, with the Gonzaga-in-Paris program. Yes, he went wine tasting in castles in the Loire Valley, Rhône and Bordeaux regions. And, yes, he says most of our wines the “French” way. When not enjoying educating people on Terra Blanca wines, Adrian can be found going on wilderness hikes with his two dogs Bella (Boston Terrier) and Mimi (French Bulldog) or walking them around downtown. Adrian’s favorite wine currently is the Signature Series Batholith, he loves the flavor profile and the story that comes with the lisp-inducing name.