Happy Steve has been at BHV for 3+ years and comes from a long career in marketing services. He especially loves interacting with the people in this business and takes pride in events and group tastings. He thoroughly enjoys the interactions with customers and ensuring that they leave delighted and have a great time. He is also a key player in working with our wine club to ensure that our members are happy. One of his favorite things about his job is learning about the agricultural side of the wine business.
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.
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.
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.
Jane discovered Traverse City almost by accident. An avid reader, she noticed an article about the area in the Travel section of the Columbus Dispatch entitled “Grape White North”. That was on August 11th of 2002, when there were just 16 tasting rooms spread across Leelanau and Old Mission. It spurred the first of many visits to the area. Ten years later she became a full-time Traverse City resident, and in 2013 joined the BHV team.
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. His sweet white wine blend pairs well with Cooper’s favorite food, cheese!
Our Bernese Mountain Dog, enjoyed retirement by strolling around the 20-acre property at his lake house. He also loved belly rubs, chasing flies, and stealing samples of venison jerky. He was named after the way we test the ripeness of our grapes; the sugar content in the grapes are measured in degrees Brix. His wine, “Brix,” is bubbly and friendly, just like he was.
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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