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.
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.
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.
Sophia Titterton joined the Tertulia Cellars team after working in both wine sales and production for last two years. Growing up in California, she has had the pleasure of being surrounded by good wine for her entire life, however, she dove head first into the wine industry while she was a student at Walla Walla’s Whitman College. While at Whitman she received her BA in Studio Art, producing art that married abstraction with realism. She loves the connection between wine and art and feels constantly inspired by the Tertulia vineyards nestled in the shadow of the Blue Mountains. Although tasting room manager is her primary hat, she considers herself a dedicated painter, a rollerblading aficionado, occasional ice hockey player, and screen-printing enthusiast.