Ryan Driver has lived the majority of his life in the Walla Walla Valley. Born in Iowa, Ryan moved with his family to Walla Walla at the age of two. He has always had a love for the outdoors and has worked with the land from a very young age. This passion came from his grandfather whose farm in Iowa has been in the family for over 100 years. Ryan started working for Klicker Strawberry farms at age 12. Over the next twelve years he dedicated his time to learning many aspects of the operation - from picking and delivering, to maintaining and operating equipment.
Ryan Raber is a self described hedonist, always thinking about his next meal. He was born and raised in Washington State with a family history rich in the culinary arts. Logically with great food on the table you will find a few choice bottles of wine.
Ryan’s first experience with wine was in his early teens, making wine at home with his family. Later as his interest in wine grew he decided to pursue a career path that would eventually lead him to become the winemaker for Tertulia Cellars.
Eric joined Tertulia Cellars in 2014. A confirmed "big red" fan, he loves presenting our bold and powerful wines in the Pinot Noir heartland of Oregon's Willamette Valley. In addition to pouring in our Dundee tasting room, Eric labored daily 12-hour shifts as a "cellar rat" during the 2015 harvest, learning about wine making from the bottom up. Prior to entering the wine industry, Eric was often found on the other side of the counter in tasting rooms throughout California, Oregon, and Washington, usually accompanied by his wine judge father.
Besides managing our Dundee Tasting Room, Eric enjoys gardening, recording podcasts, contemplating overly-ambitious home improvement projects, and he's an aspiring novelist with rough drafts for several detective novels set in the wine industry.
Sally was born and raised in Dayton, Washington. Her family owned the local Dingle’s of Dayton True Value Hardware Store, which her Great Grandmother established in 1920 before the Great Depression. This was a huge influence in her life. She had many opportunities to work with customers and she was always involved during events. During the weekends Sally and her father loved to go camping at different locations and race Hobie Cat 16 catamarans in fleet regattas. They even drove all the way to San Felipe, Baja California two times for races in the Gulfo de California. Sally was on the local swim team for 8 years. Graduating in 1999. Not long after graduation Sally moved to Walla Walla where she met the love of her life. They traveled the southern states for a couple years working for a cable contracting company, later deciding it was time to return to Washington State. In 2002 they opened a successful classic barbershop in Walla Walla. They now have two awesome children, two dogs, and seven chickens. Sally is no stranger to the wine industry and has several years of experience working in the tasting room with the wine savvy public and with direct to consumer sales. She is passionate about wine and views it as a complex delicacy, one which is to be savored and enjoyed. Wine tasting is just the icing on the cake. Getting to know what you like and growing your palate a little at a time.