Marcus Rafanelli

Vintage Winemaker

Marcus Rafanelli is a Seattle native with many years of both domestic (Walla Walla Vintners, L’Ecole No. 41, William Church Winery) and international (Two Hands, Dr. Loosen) winemaking experience. He also has over a decade of experience in fine dining and hospitality. Marcus is a 2008 graduate of the WWCC Enology & Viticulture program, holds a B. Sc. from Boise State University in Biology and WSET Level 2 certification. He oversees our student winemakers and is actively involved in all facets of our program including the vineyards, cellar, and laboratory.

Outside of work, you can find Marcus in his (wife’s) garden, in the kitchen, or out exploring SE Washington and NE Oregon.