Erin’s strongest passions in life are wine and travel, especially when she can combine the two. As a native of the Willamette Valley, wine has always been a part of her life, and her travel bug developed after studying for a year abroad in Florence, Italy while attending Gonzaga University. Since then, she has traveled to over 30 countries. Most recently, Erin spent two and a half years living in New Zealand where she learned viticulture by working in the vineyards of the North Otago region, and winemaking in the region of Marlborough at Oyster Bay New Zealand’s flagship winery. After returning stateside, Erin worked in the Wine By Joe cellar for the 2014 harvest. By utilizing her professional skills from previous administrative experiences and applying her extensive wine knowledge, Erin strives to learn every aspect of the industry.