VIADER Vineyards & Winery

VIADER Vineyards & Winery

Viader Team

DELIA VIADER 
Owner/Winemaker
Delia@viader.com 

Born in Argentina, proprietor Delia Viader spent much of her formative years in Europe and especially in France. Delia came to the United States as a post-graduate student and holds a doctorate in Philosophy from the Sorbonne University in Paris, France and pursued advanced business Studies at three American universities: MIT, UC Berkeley and UC Davis. 

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ALAN VIADER 
Director of Operations/Winemaker
 

 

Alan has assisted in the vineyards at VIADER since childhood, primarily working during his summer vacation at the family residence and vineyard estate. Today he looks back fondly on those early mornings when he was responsible for manually clearing rock piles and shoveling tanks…

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JANET VIADER
Sales and Marketing
Janet@viader.com 

Janet Viader grew up in the Napa Valley on the vineyards of VIADER which was founded in 1986 by her mother, Delia Viader. Janet has been involved in the family business since a very early age and has witnessed firsthand the growth of the business and brand.
 

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MARIELA VIADER
Executive Chef 
Mariela@viader.com 

Mariela was born Mariela de la Cerda, in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Mariela and VIADER’s winemaker, Alan Viader, were married in 2006. Mariela has always shown a passion for cooking, and was professionally-trained at the Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon (Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts).
 

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BLANCA AVINA
Shipping Manager & Quality Control  
Blanca@viader.com

When Blanca first came to work for VIADER, she was not actually involved with the winery operations, although she had previous experience. In 1994, she was hired to help care for Delia’s youngest, Alex Viader, who was less than a year old at the time.
  
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SEAN QUINN
Cellar Assistant
Sean@viader.com

In the Winery Cellar, Sean M. Quinn has been working diligently to prepare our winery for the 2015 harvest, and still finds time for the beautification of our entire production area. He comes to us after a 2-year introduction to wine production at Williamsburg Winery in his native state of Virginia, and an internship in Australia.

 

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IAN DOOLEY
Tasting Room Manager
Ian@viader.com

With a diverse background ranging from surfer to sportscaster, Nantucket-born and raised Ian Dooley is also a Level 2 Certified Sommelier and WSET Certified. He has lived all over the world, including Chile, Peru, New Zealand, North Carolina, and more recently Florida. 

 

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CONNIE CAVEN
Brand Ambassador
Connie@viader.com
Gracing our tasting room mid-week and on Saturdays, Connie is the newest member of our the VIADER hospitality team. Born in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, Connie grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan (known as “Door Country: the Cape Cod of the Midwest”).
  

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CHIP FEY
Brand Ambassador
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Chip Fey comes to us from a luxury hotel background, having held important posts at Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, W Hotels and St. Regis properties all over the United States.
Following a professional degree and career in hospitality management, he decided to change tunes in 2014 and enrolled in the Accelerated Wine & Beverage Program at the Culinary Institute of America.

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ADDISON GIRDNER
Culinary Liaison
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Our host and Brand Ambassador, Addison Girdner is a Certified Sommelier and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America – both the Associates Degree in Culinary Arts and the Accelerated Wine & Beverage Program.

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PABLO DEL NIDO
Brand Ambassador
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Another great Brand Ambassador and host, Pablo del Nido was first introduced to Viader wines during his role as Portfolio Planner at our distributor in Puerto Rico.

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EFRAIN CANCHOLA
Quality Control Assistant

Efrain if our jack of all trades assisting with bottling, labeling, and packing, and occasionally in the cellar or vineyard. Efrain is often heard whistling or singing songs from his native Michoacán, Mexico down in the caves.

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GABINO MARTINEZ HERNANDEZ
Groundskeeper

Gabino was born in Oaxaca, and started at VIADER in 2003 along with his younger brother Anastacio who works with our vineyard crew. Gabino cares for the extensive gardens throughout the property, including Mariela’s organic vegetable garden. 

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