Meet our Winemaker Pamela Adkins:
“Passionate Renaissance Woman” would best describe Pam and her love of good friends, wine and warm gatherings that celebrate life and good works. Literally – want anything done? Pam’s your gal! Before getting into the wine business over 20 years ago…Pam dabbled in several different career areas from teaching to managing health clinics…but is clear that her head, heart and hands are at their best when making Adrice Wines. A Syrah woman through and through…Pam loves to experiment in her winemaking practices which she learned over the years from top West coast winemakers from California, Oregon and Washington. Preferring to let the grape stand on its own and speak for itself, Pam more often than not produces luscious, single-varietal wines…and her winemaking practices bring out the true character of the grape. Pam brings her experience and intuition to the winemaking process – crafting wines with patience and passion. Since her first vintage in 2012, Pam has been refining her skills and is humbled to already be an award-winning winemaker recognized internationally with over 50 awards for her wines in quite notable wine contests. Not one to shy away from working with difficult varietals – Pam flourishes in making small-lot wines with more uncommon grapes. Washington Pinot Noir?...unheard of! Montepulciano??...only in Italy. Primativo??? Dolcetto???...what’s that? And yet our customers and wine club members swoon over her wines
What separates Pam from her peers? Our wine club members and guests tell us that every single one of Pam’s wines are distinctive – there’s not a bad one in the lot! Each varietal has its own individual flavor profile – and her wine’s don’t all run together and taste the same. She loves to experiment – from natural fermentation practices, to unusual barreling and blending rituals. We’re committed that each bottle of Adrice Wines will surprise and delight you!
Meet our Co-owner Julie Bulrice:
What does the witty voice of Adrice Wines have to say about herself? Behind every brilliant winemaker is a smart woman and cheerleader. Julie’s career has focused primarily in motivating and inspiring others through Leadership Development and Executive Coaching in large, strongly-branded Corporations. Yep….her day-job is in the corporate world…but it pays the bills, and inspires her to market and run Adrice Wines more effectively each day.
Julie grew up in retail…her parents owned clothing stores in Southern California…so storytelling and creating great customer experiences are in her blood. You’ll find Julie most often in the tasting room with guests, and managing the behind-the-scenes business of Adrice Wines. From the silly/witty wine labels you read…to the creative wine names and stories…Julie’s creatively flourishes as she helps put a voice to Pam’s amazing wines.
Meet our NEW Winery Dog DEKKER:
No dog will ever be able to replace Pam's "Dexter the Winery Dog". Dex was Pam's closest companion for 19 years - and even though he's crossed the rainbow bridge - you can see him memorialized on the label of our DEXTÉité French Malbec - as well as tattooed on Pam's forearm wearing that awesome red French barrette!
But Adrice Wines is now finally welcoming our NEW WINERY DOG - DEKKER! Dekker is a slightly larger breed of a Rat Terrier (known as Dekker Terrier)...and is he going to be a LOVE and a handful! Come on in to the winery any weekend and meet him. And after mid-June, he'll be able to play with your furry-friends in the winery too!!!!