Alex Manoni, Winemaker/General Manager
responsibilities as the Winemaker include coordinating all aspects of the production, cellar work, bottling, fruit purchase
and evaluation. As the winemaker, Alex coordinates the quality assurance, product testing and evaluation, grading of the wine
for the Reserve program. Alex has had the wine making bug since the earliest days when at holidays Uncle Pasquale and Dad
would hand out glasses of watered down Dago Red.
Prior to opening Stomani Cellars, Alex had been an amateur winemaker
for many years. During this time Alex has won numerous medals for wines entered into competitions throughout the USA. Alex
is a Certified Enologist from the Washington State University.
Stothers, Cellar Rat and All Around Sweeper Upper
Sandi has one of the most important jobs in the winery,
Cellar Rat. She provides all the support for the winemaker, and helps keep the visitors happy. As the winery grows, she will
be responsible for managing the wine club and other mailing lists. Sandi has owned a catering business, and holds degrees
from University of Washington, and Central Washington University.
Mike Stothers, Business Management Consultant
Mike’s responsibilities as the Business
Management Consultant include oversight of the business to ensure we stay tracked to the plan and goals. Mike lends a solid
palate to our sensory board. Mike has completed his MBA from UCLA and will lend valuable insight into the business operations.
Abi Manoni, All Around Helper and Cellar Rat
Abi loves helping out with all the production aspects of the winery. Though she really doesn't like all the cleaning
we do. Abi is currently going into her senior year at the University of Washington, is into competitive rowing and simply
loves her dog Yeager.
Megan Hammond, All Around
Helper and Cellar Rat
Megan has lots of passion for things she does. She currently loves helping
out with all the production aspects of the winery, and really likes the people contact and talking. If you get
to the Eastside of Seattle, stop in at the Seastar in Bellevue where Megan is a server.