Joe began working with Peninsula Cellars in September of 2014. He brings over fifteen years of winemaking experience to the cellar, having previously worked at Chateau Grand Traverse and Black Star Farms. He now enjoys working with the smaller batch, craft style wines that Peninsula Cellars is known for. Joe has lived in Traverse City since 1992 after graduating from Michigan State University. He loves the region for hiking, skiing, and anything that involves the water, the local restaurant scene and the abundant wine growing potential. Joe lives in Leelanau County with his wife and three children.