ABOUT THE PEOPLE
WE’RE ALL IN
Each one of the handful of people working at our winery
has been involved in some part of the bottle you pour today.
From cultivation to harvest, from production to quality control,
from the bottle to the glass.
We need to be connected to every element of its creation.
This is significant.
We are absolutely both feet in.
The wine you pour
is a direct product of our effort.
MEET THE COELHO TEAM
Dave and Deolinda Coelho
Joined at the hip and both of spirited Portuguese descent, Dave and Deolinda are the driving force behind the winery that they founded in 2004. Deolinda handles the financial side of the business, while Dave handles all the operations including fixing a lot of broken things and cleaning up behind everyone. Hands-on every day since the beginning, somehow, these two manage to run the business without killing each other! Their Portuguese hospitality shows in everything they do.
Taking the Coelho winemaking reins in 2016, winemaker Chris Bertsche handles all aspects of wine production. Coming from stints with Jacques Lardier (Jadot/Résonance), James Frey (Trisaetum), and prior to that in Sonoma County, the native Californian is fond of saying “No problems, only solutions.” Chardonnay is his go-to varietal.
Father, brother, son, and winery manager. David is always getting his hands dirty helping with production, overseeing operations, and managing our wonderful employees. He is one of the hardest working team members here at Coelho Winery and we are grateful for how dilegent and sacrificing he can be!
Jeimy Sucelly Huber
A Veteran of the U.S. Air Force and known to us as the “Purple Panda” because of her favorite color and favorite animal, Jeimy pitches in the office, social media, tasting room and warehouses with shipping, inventory, paperwork, and moving stuff around. You can find Jeimy in the tasting room greeting with her huge smile, laughter and knowledge of Coelho wines. Having grown up in Amity with the Coelho kids, she considers the Coelho’s her second family.
Originally from Hong Kong, Koscina keeps the business rolling as our bookkeeper. With over a decade of accounting experience in various fields such as education, freight forwarding, and seafood wholesaling, Koscina has a love-hate relationship with the intricacies of alcohol taxation. We love her mostly because she is a champ at payroll!
Luke is back! Luke first started with Coelho Winery in 2013 as a tasting room associate. (left for a bit to pursue other adventures). Luke is our Wine Club and Tasting Room Manager. As he says, “I’m here to pour wine and make smiles. It is good to be back”. All of us here are sure happy that he is back! So, stop on by and give him a visit. We love visitors and we have great wines to share.
Roberto Olague Gonzalez
Constantly wearing a smile, Roberto is our vineyard manager. He is never happier than when in the field managing his crew and his babies, the vines in our three vineyards. Involved in all aspects of viticulture from repairing the trellising, mowing and disking, pruning, shoot thinning and positioning, and harvesting, Roberto makes sure our fruit is top quality. When not in the field, Roberto and his crew are champs in the warehouse and on the bottling line.