Cellardoor Winery Team
We are Mainers. We don’t mind using spare boat parts to power our wine press. We don’t mind crushing 20 tons in a nor’easter. We don’t mind trucking grapes 3,000 miles to meet their maker or growing them in Maine’s harsh climate. In fact, we love the challenge. We want to make wine. We want to live in Maine. We use Maine ingenuity to make it work.
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 fully embraced that 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. To that end, she founded the Maine Wine Guild and its statewide Wine Trail.
Bettina has found complete joy in the people she works with and the guests who visit. She wants everyone to have a highlight each day and hopes a visit to the Winery will give guests a break from the rat race she remembers all too well.
Aaron was born and raised in Maine. And after studying at the Center for Enology and Viticulture in Walla Walla, Washington and gaining experience at some of Walla Walla’s finest wineries, he longed to return to his home state. When he met Bettina in 2007 his fate was sealed when he joined the team as winemaker in 2008. Since then the winery has grown in every way imaginable and, while at times he reminisces about the early days of making wine in the cellar of a 200-year-old barn, he thoroughly enjoys the challenge and excitement of evolving and expanding production in Cellardoor’s modern winemaking facility.
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