Meet the Staff

THE OWNER

“Andreas Wetzel is Chateau Bianca’s Owner, Winemaker, Vineyard Overseer, Floor Sweeper and mess cleaner upper. Hailing as the fourth generation of Wetzel’s to produce wine, he is pretty good at it. Having mostly experiential training and a passion for “food friendly” wines his goal is to bring to market approachable and irresistible values. At the end of the day it is his job is to make people a little bit happier and a little more satisfied with life by having a nice glass of wine for food, family and friends. Prost!”


ASSISTANT WINEMAKER

Tim Richards comes all the way from New Zealand to become Chateau Bianca’s Assistant Winemaker and self proclaimed “Greatest Showman on Earth”. However, his job is more of our wine babysitter. He is watching over the wine very careful and making sure it develops into wines that all of us can enjoy. We are pretty excited to have his expertise and outstanding wit.  He has quickly become part of the team and a welcome addition. If you are lucky enough to run into this Kiwi, be prepared for funny remarks and quick exits from this guy as he is always on the move.


VINEYARD MANAGER

Juan Hernandez is living the real life FarmVille dream by being Chateau Bianca’s Vineyard Manager. If you listen closely, you will hear him singing to the grapes along with his radio, as he works hard throughout the year. He is the most important part of the vineyard besides the grapes. We are so lucky to have him. There is always something that needs to get done and he is out there doing it! #1 Goal = healthy, happy grapes. Plus, they don’t comment on his vocal skills. We couldn’t do this without his help!


OFFICE MANAGER

Sarah Lopez is behind the scenes as our Office Manager. She is hard at work making sure Chateau Bianca can keep pouring wine, keeping all of us hooligans in line, and plotting world domination. Sometimes she even pours wine in the tasting room, but seriously? Who let her out of the office!? If you do see her sneaking around the winery you will be greeted with a warm smile and great conversation.

TASTING ROOM MANAGER

Katie Melton is Chateau Bianca’s Tasting Room Manager, Social Media Wizard, Ringleader of the Circus, and overall Party Planner. You often hear her whispering to herself, “this is my circus and these are my monkeys”. Come hang out in the tasting room and she will bribe you with wine. This is how she makes friends… honestly. We think she lives here with all the events going on, she needs to figure out some way to make them.

BOOKKEEPERRosalie McDonough is our internal bookie and our favorite person! She is the one that cuts our paychecks and keeps us in line for spending. Plus, she is the creator behind the amazing Vinegar we have in the tasting room.

TASTING ROOM ASSOCIATE

Krista Harker is one of our trusted wine pourer extraordinaires in the tasting room. Always on the move, she is tough to keep in one place. Though, she does seem to sit still when wine is involved and loves to have people visit! With a smile on her face, she loves to pouring wine!