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October 16, 2017 | Michelle Whetstone

A message of gratitude

To all our Whetstone friends & family,

There are no words to describe the love and support we have felt from you all this past week. Your emails, calls, and texts kept our spirits up as we faced uncertainty each day. 

We are grateful to be able to share that we are all safe. Our homes and the Whetstone property were spared. All fruit had been picked and put into tank or barrel before the fires started, saving our vintage as well.

Evacuations were recently lifted in our area, so we are working hard to get things back in order and settling into a new normal for now. We are happy to let you know that we are planning to reopen the tasting salon this Wednesday, October 18th. 

As we rebuild, our love and support go out to all in our community; to those who have lost so much and to those who protected us from further devastation. 

We look forward to sharing a hug and a glass of Whetstone with you soon!

Much love,
Michelle, Jamey & the girls of Whetstone

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Michelle Whetstone
 
February 11, 2016 | Michelle Whetstone

Proud to be part of something great

As we head into our 3rd year here at the chateau, 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.

One of my favorite times of the year is the lead up to our new releases. Jamey pulls a few shiners from the winery and we all sit down as a team to taste through all the wines and write the tasting notes together. We're often asked about how the tasting notes come about and, as with all aspects of our business, the staff is part of every step. Each brings her own talents and strengths to make Whetstone who we are:

Addie started with Whetstone in the beginning of 2011 and saw us through the renovation of the chateau. Addie is my right-hand woman at the office and on business outings. She's always willing to pull up her boot straps with a smile and words of encouragement. She continues to run all things hospitality and raises the bar every day to ensure that when you stop into Whetstone it is one, if not THE, highlight of your trip. 

Addie met Lauren at one of her yoga classes in early 2014. Once you've met Lauren, you'll understand why Addie snatched her. With her whimsical style and sensibility, there was no hesitation about bringing Lauren on board. She is my go to girl when we need to get analytical. Plus, she has an intuitive spirit and contagious warmth about her that captivates guests. At the beginning of 2015 we quickly realized that we needed to add another person to the team.

Alli is all things creative and design. What a pleasure it is to have a marketing talent to work with every day. If you enjoy any of our invitations, newsletters, or product infographics (like the ones above) Alli is the one to thank. She also runs our event program and makes every guest feel right at home. Her smile and laugh are contagious. I can't even write this without a smile on my face!

Needless to say, I am proud and excited as we head into Spring. Smiles, charm, and wine await you here at the Chateau, so come visit or give us a call soon! 

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