Bill Maier is our Chief Financial Officer. Bill spent 25 years in the banking industry and has extensive experience in strategic planning, financial analysis, sales, budgeting, project management, and other activities focused on increasing market share and profitability.
Kevin first discovered northern Michigan wines during an impromptu visit to Traverse City in the fall of 2002. He has been a big advocate of this area, and of Bowers Harbor Vineyards, ever since. In fact, he has been a member of the BHV Wine Club for years, and came on board as a staff member in 2014.
Todd Hubbell is an Old Mission peninsula native who manages the warehouses at BHV. He studied graphic arts at Northwestern Michigan College after high school and still dabbles in several artistic mediums including photography and drafting.
Tom Petzold brings a depth of wine knowledge and a love of sharing it to the Bowers Harbor Vineyards staff. His ready smile and passion for wine make the tasting room experience both fun and educational. Tom is our Vineyard Tour Guide Specialist and grows grapes from his 10 Hands Vineyard for BHV.
Claudine moved to Traverse City from Washington DC in June 2007 after her husband and she formally retired from careers in the government and teaching. A native of France, Claudine has lived in several European countries as well as various parts in the USA. Horticulture has always been one of her interests, beginning when she worked on her family farm in France and during harvest in the Champagne and Alsace areas.
It was a neighbor of Cheryl's who introduced her to Bowers Harbor Vineyards. She had gone wine-tasting one afternoon, had a wonderful experience at BHV, and learned that the tasting room was looking for help. The neighbor suggested that part-time work at a winery might just be a fun diversion! Ten years later, Cheryl is still enjoying her ever-changing role at BHV.
Linda lasted one year as a fully retired teacher, and decided she needed something interesting to do! She and decided that working at a winery might be fun and educational. Linda has become a “jack-of-all-trades” and done nearly every task at the winery. Most times, though, Linda can be found behind the register with a warm smile on her face.
Growing up in Elk Rapids, Emily is a proud Northern, MI native. She has spent much of her career in the corporate world; her job experience ranging from hospitality to insurance and even a stint in commercial real estate in Portland, OR.
Winston is our current vineyard dog! He is a lovable English Cream Retriever. You'll most likely see him riding around in the golf cart with Spencer or laying beside anyone eating snacks.
His red wine is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon & 50% Merlot. Being the class act that he is, he's donating a portion of the proceeds from his wine to the Cherryland Humane Society.
Brix was our lovable Bernese Mountain Dog. He loved belly rubs, chasing flies, and stealing samples of venison jerky. His name, Brix, refers to the sugar level in the grapes, and important indicator of ripeness. His namesake wine, Brix, is bubbly and friendly, just like he was.
Cooper was our second official tasting room mascot and greeter. Our laid back, fun loving Bernese Mountain dog enjoyed the special attention he received from our tasting room guests. Cooper endeared himself to many of our guests by happily jumping into their vehicles as they were getting ready to depart. His sweet white wine blend pairs well with Cooper’s favorite food, cheese!
Otis, our Yellow Labrador Retriever, was the Vineyard’s official greeter. He would greet our tasting room guests with his tail wagging and his welcoming personality. His loyalty to us all made him worthy of his own wine label!
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