The Spelletich Story

Spelletich Family Wine Company started in 1994 with their first wines:  Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Bodog Red-destined to become an immensely popular blend.
 

Twenty years later The Spelletich Family Wine Company united by four brands – Spelletich Cellars, SPELLwine, 3SPELLS, and Crush 94.  
 

 

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Three Generations

Barb — Winemaker/Owner

Barb Spelletich

Barb Spelletich is a confident, accomplished winemaker, who makes fine wine.  On blending Barb explains: “Making wine is the same as cooking - you are looking for the balance, the nuances, and I predominantly focus on the smells and flavors. My focus is fruit. The wine must smell and taste like the fruit from which it is made. Wood and age add nuances.” 

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Kristen — Director of Operations/Owner

Kristen Spelletich

Kristen has fully taken the reins of Spelletich Family Wine Company - expanded the business and made it flourish as never before as it comes upon its 20th anniversary. While handling the operations for the company, Kristen has created another brand she named 3 Spells.

 

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Tim — Cellarmaster/Owner

TimSpelletich

 In 1994, he and Barb teamed up to start Spelletich Cellars. Tim is proud that the Spelletich Family Wine Company will be celebrating 20 successful years in business!

 

 

 

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Gage — Third Generation

Kristen Spelletich

Director of Operations Kristen is a single mom raising her young son Gage, whom she hopes one day will become the third generation at Spelletich Family Wine Company. As proof of Gage’s possible ascension to the wine business, Nana Barb remembers an outing where, "I saw   Gage walking in the vineyard checking out the vines and knew he is a natural!"


 

 

Vanessa Meyer — Logistics Manager

Barb Spelletich

Vanessa is the logistics manager for the Spelletich Family Wine Company. That means she is involved with internet sales, shipping, inventory, legal work, and bookkeeping.

 

 

 

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Edward De Los Santos
—bottling line supervisor

Kristen Spelletich

Edward is the bottling line supervisor for Spelletich Family Wine Company and Logistics Manager for Lot 18. Juggling two locations, Edward is in charge of the only bottling line that produces 50ml and 100ml mini bottles in the world called, Total Anaerobic Sample Transfer Environment.

 

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Sallie Wilson — Harvest Assistant

Barb Spelletich

Sallie Wilson travels to Napa Valley during harvest to assist in the making of Spelletich Family Wines and Crush94. client wines. “Your never really retired, you just have other opportunities to try your hands at new things.”

 

 

 

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Mollie
—Barb's Assistant

Kristen Spelletich