Meet The Family
Glades Pike Winery started out as a family business, and both the business and our definition of family have expanded since that time.
At the root of our family tree are Steve and Karen – the couple who joined a winemaking club for fun and ended up with a new business on their hands. Branching out, you’ll find our tight knit staff who welcome customers into our “home” with open arms and, of course, bottles. Those customers are part of the family, too. Many become regulars, not only as customers, but as our goodwill ambassadors - spreading the word and bringing their friends into our happy little home.
Steve & Karen
What do you get when you cross a hobby with an MBA final project? You’re lookin’ at it! Steve and Karen had joined some friends in a winemaking club at just about the same time as Steve was finishing up his MBA. When a project came up to develop a business plan, Steve chose a winery - and bam! - Glades Pike was born. (There was a lot more hard work that went into it than that, but you get the idea.)
Liz was just a little kid when she started here at the winery, helping Steve and Karen scrub the floors and wash the tanks. (It's cool - they are her parents, so child labor laws don't really apply.) Before you start feeling TOO bad for the little Cinderella, you should know that she eventually came back to run the place. In 2007, she traded in her cubicle and soul crushing corporate job to take over as manager of Glades Pike and keep her parents' dream alive. No pressure or anything.
Tasting Room Manager / Wedding + Events Planner
Every crazy crew needs someone to keep them in line, and at Glades Pike, that’s our Monica. She’s in charge of making sure that every day goes off without a hitch, whether it’s a wedding day, a Wednesday, or a wedding day ON a Wednesday. She has a sixth sense for thinking of – and handling – things that you never thought about or anticipated, so every Glades Pike Winery wedding is just as memorable for the guests as it is for the bride (well, almost!).
Sheldon went into the machining trade right out of high school, working at various companies for the past 31 years. How, you may ask, does this lend itself to wine making? (We admit it really doesn’t; we’re as baffled as you are!) In the early 2000s, Sheldon got into making wine at home (and got darn good at it to boot). He’s looking forward to putting his experience in vinification to work on a bigger scale and sharing his talents with Glades Pike wine enthusiasts!