For Steve, wine started out as a curiosity and is becoming an obsession to make the absolute best wines.
His obsession stems from the fact that he has a hand in everything at the winery. As he puts it, “working here is the perfect mix of brawn and brains for me. Doing total acidities in the lab one day and scrubbing a tank the next.”
Steve lives in Rowley with his wife, Shannon, children, Noah and Riley, and dogs, Bailey and Jameson.
Marcia has been with Mill River Winery prior to opening our doors to the public. She helped with the renovation of historic cider mill focusing on it’s interior design, bringing in an industrial casual sleek aesthetic while still maintaining it’s historic roots. She is now the winery’s retail buyer and merchandiser and is also involved with tasting room events.
Marcia lives in Manchester by-the-Sea where she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.
Al was the first employee at Mill River Winery. Since Day 1, he has done everything from breaking apart concrete with a pickaxe to helping clearing out the vineyard. His main interest is learning about viticulture management.
Outside of the winery, Al is a freestyle skier and member of Reds in the North Shore Rugby League.
Charlotte is the newest member of the team. She is a student at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School. She’ll be assisting with the special events and bookkeeping.
She is an accomplished Tenor Saxophonist.
Chris started at Mill River Winery in spring 2012. A previous career in sales and non-profit fundraising lead him to his current role as Director of Sales & Marketing at the winery. In his role, Chris will focus on promoting the winery, social media and charity requests. Please email Chris at email@example.com with all charity requests.
Mychal brings a passion for biology and wine to the team at Mill River Winery. Having worked with plants his entire life, he will assist in maintaining the vineyard as well as helping with the wine making process.
After graduating from UMass Lowell with a degree in graphic design, he worked for various design companies. In 2012, he returned to his passion of biology and worked for a winery in the Yarra Valley of Australia.
Sarah joined Mill River Winery in the summer of 2013 after graduating from Bridgewater State University in the spring. Her love for wine comes from the ground up…literally. As an earth sciences major at Bridgewater State she grew her interests in all things earth. She now uses that degree to understand what grape vines grow best in the rocky soil commonly found in our area.
Her main role at the winery is managing the Mill River Wine Club, but she does a lot more than that! She uses her science degree to help out with the wine making process.
She currently lives at home with her family in Rowley but plans to move out with her boyfriend in the near future.
Meredith brings wine education and expertise to the tasting room. She recently passed the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Levels 2 and 3 courses with merit – an intensive several months spent learning everything that goes into making wine from the ground up, region by region. And with a solid background in customer service and sales, she hopes to make everyone comfortable and engaged while sampling the wines. She would love to teach you a thing or two about what makes the wine world such an exciting place!
A longtime vegetarian who loves to eat, Meredith delights in discovering new food and wine pairings. Currently residing in downtown Salem, MA with her boyfriend, her love of food and wine come together with the many restaurant options within walking distance. Be prepared for lots of recommendations on where to go on the North Shore! When not working, Meredith enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and furry family of two – a cat named Kitten, and a dog named Napa.