When Bettina first visited Cellardoor in December 2006, she immediately fell in love with the 200-year-old buildings and 68-acre farm. Knowing the Winery was for sale, she realized her longtime dream to run a small business when she became its owner in 2007. Leaving behind a 21-year career at Fidelity Investments managing mutual funds and people, and feeling more reflective after having finished breast-cancer treatment in 2006, Bettina has fully embraced this new chapter in her life. On any given day, you may find her greeting guests in the tasting rooms, driving the tractor or forklifts, or punching down grapes during harvest.
Bettina is dedicated to sharing Cellardoor Winery, Maine wines, and all the beauty of Maine with as many visitors as possible. Toward that end, she founded and is the current president of the Maine Wine Guild and its statewide Wine Trail. She loves to work within the community and serve as an energizing influence, and is very grateful for the recognition her efforts have received. She was named 2010 Townsperson of the Year by the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce, and received the 2011 Maine Tourism Award for Commitment to Tourism Growth.
Bettina has found complete joy in the people she works with and the guests who visit. She wishes everyone to have a highlight every day and hopes a visit to the Winery will provide guests with a wonderful break from the rat race she remembers all too well.