Our Team
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Woody

Woody Hambrecht

Woody was born in a house in Anchorage, Alaska and shortly after moved to the Bay Area.  Introduced to the wine business at a young age, his interests eventually led him to relocate from NYC to Healdsburg in 2010.  In addition to making wines for Alysian Winery, Alysian Vermouth, and Floodgate Wine Co, he oversees grape growing at the Grist Vineyard in the Dry Creek Valley.  When he is not at the winery you can find him working in his organic garden with his dogs, pigs and chickens. Or, chances are he is on his GS motorcycle in the wilds of the west coast, exploring far off the beaten path.

 

Teresa

Teresa Mengali

Teresa was born and raised amidst the vineyards and orchards of the Dry Creek Valley and was reared on immigrant stories of prohibition and adventure.  She comes from a long line of Italian farmers and finds solutions to just about any problem we send her way. The proud daughter of a Vietnam Veteran, she has a deep passion for supporting our veterans.  If she isn't working at the winery you can find her working on the family ranch in Geyserville with her son, Ezio.

 

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Joseph Ryan

Joe joined the team in 2016 as our co-winemaker.  Fondly referred to as our very own Midwestern heartthrob Joe has worked in production, winemaking and viticulture at esteemed wineries like as Porter Creek and Flowers.  In addition to co-winemaking with Woody, he heads up the management of our cellar and works the sales market in California and beyond.  When he isn’t getting after it in the cellar or traveling you can find him hanging with his son, Elias.

 

Tina

Tina Hardison & Bryson Gill

Our beautiful labels were created by San Francisco based artist, Bryson Gill, and San Francisco based designer and educator, Tina Hardison.

Each Alysian label has a unique botanical illustration by Gill, symbolically referencing the wine, and is individually numbered to emphasize the true craft nature of our releases.

Our logo font is sourced from a Ben Franklin letterpress and serves as an expression of our pride being an American made product.

We support American manufacturing and local tradespeople wherever possible.  Our glass bottles are produced in the United States whenever possible and the paper used for our labels is made by American paper miller, Neenah Paper, established in 1873.  Supporting tradespeople locally we work with Vintage99 Label Manufacturing, a family owned business, to print all of our labels.