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Whetstone Wine Cellars

 


OUR DREAM TEAM

a few words from Michelle Whetstone

 

I am so grateful for and proud of what we have going on a daily basis at Whetstone. You've likely had the opportunity to meet at least one of the wonderful women who work with us and take care of you whether in the tasting salon, from your inbox, or on the phone. 

It’s been said ‘it takes a village,’ but I disagree. It takes a few thoughtful, creative, and smart people who are passionate about their work and life and proud to be a part of something great. Our staff not only honors what Jamey and I have created, they make it better. Each brings her own talents and strengths to make Whetstone who we are. 

 

The Basics -

Name: Jenna Cacho - Dog mom to Nita (Frenchie, 3) & Lilo (Dachshund, 14)
 
Married to: Danny Cacho (big golf guy, has beat Jamey at darts)
 
With Whetstone: Since 2019
 

The Favorites -

Whetstone Wine: Currently crushing the 2021 Viognier..
 
Napa Valley Restaurant:  Casual - Kitchen Door / Date night - Scala or Angele
 
Bucket List Concert: Would have loved to be in attendance at LiveAid...
 

Everything Else -

My friends would describe me as: Loyal, organized, & sassy
 
What is something that most people do not know about you?: I have more than 30 houseplants... My husband couldn't be more thrilled. 
 
Proudest/funniest moment at Whetstone: Keeping the fire stoked from 11AM to 5PM, and of course, Beating Jamey at Darts (different time than Dan!) 

 

 


 

The Basics -

Name: Alli van Zyl - mama to Margo (2)

Married to: Bertus van Zyl (South African winemaker, who can usually be found in short shorts)

With Whetstone: OG since 2015
 

The Favorites -

Whetstone Wine: Still loving on the 2017 Syrah
 
Napa Valley Restaurant:  La Taberna or Oenotri
 

 Favorite Concert: First concert was The Rolling Stones in 5th grade, so that was pretty epic

 

 Everything Else -

 My friends would describe me as: Witty, honest, & adventerous
 
What is something that most people do not know about you?: I won the third grade talent show with a dance medley featuring songs from Space Jam

Proudest/funniest moment at Whetstone: The many epic late
night dance parties and a salt n' peppa shoop moment. 

 

 


 

The Basics -

Name: Danyel Solon - mom to Jakob (22) , Dylan (18), and fur baby Baxter (11)

Married to: Dave - 25 years in July! Avid record collector, drummer in 3 bands, and responsible for keeping the grounds at Whetstone beautified!

With Whetstone: So grateful Michelle asked me to join the team in January 2022
 

The Favorites -

Whetstone Wine: Tie between the Rose and Viognier
 
Napa Valley Restaurant:  Hop Creek is our go-to, however always on the hunt for a good happy hour!
 
Favorite Concert: Tom Petty and Grateful Dead - also most seen bands (at least 15 times each)
 

Everything Else -

My friends would describe me as: Dependable, funny, unfiltered, Super Woman
 
What is something that most people do not know about you?: For reasons that shall remain undisclosed, my nickname is "The Hurricane"

Proudest/funniest moment at Whetstone: One of the funniest (and most fun) moments so far was the Harvest Party.  Jenna and I made a valiant attempt to switch out the 5-gallon water jug on the water station. We didn't think our plan through very well and the table fell over, water jugs broke and I ended up soaking wet! Luckily it was warm summer night in Napa!

 


 

The Basics -

Name: Dominika Guzowska - Polish girl, wanderer, wine lover, Nel's mama (3)
 
Married to: The sensei of cocktails - Joshua Weed

With Whetstone: Long enough to fall in love with it
 

The Favorites -

Whetstone Wine: Still very sentimental about 2019 Walala Pinot Noir
 
Napa Valley Restaurant:  La Taberna, Yak & Yeti
 
Favorite Concert: Freddy Mercury, Odesza and bunch of Polish musical chaos
 

Everything Else -

My friends would describe me as: Unconventional, strong-minded, funny (at least I hope that's what they would say...) 
 
What is something that most people do not know about you?: I wanted to be a writer or a...widow at the age of 5, I am a rowing beast, I partied with Mike Ditka in Chicago

Proudest/funniest moment at Whetstone: Hopefully yet to come

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

2014 - 2023

 

The greatest dog that there ever was.