Rachael’s passion to learn and experience all that is winemaking has taken her to some very special places in the world. She calls California home but has recently sought the treasures of Oregon and Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley. After studying Wine Business at Sonoma State and working several years in sales and hospitality, Rachael discovered her deeper passion for winemaking. She spent many years soaking up all that Sonoma County has to offer before heading to Fresno State where she completed a certificate in Enology. Her desire to learn and travel landed her in the Yarra Valley of Australia and Central Otago of New Zealand. She has worked with Pinot Noir in some of its most famous regions and is delighted to continue to learn and grow with Wine By Joe!