Marcus Rafanelli

(206) 369-4389
Brief info

Marcus Rafanelli is a Seattle native, with extensive domestic and international winemaking experience. He is a 2008 graduate of the Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) Institute for Enology & Viticulture (EV) program and holds a B.S. in Biology from Boise State University.

While at WWCC’s EV program, he worked as a harvest intern at L’Ecole N° 41, gaining experience in small-lot winemaking. After graduating, he made wine for a boutique Woodinville-based winery for six years, following which his career took him to renowned wineries in Australia & Germany.

He returned to Walla Walla in 2016, taking the role of Instructional Technician at WWCC and Cellarmaster at College Cellars. Marcus has been an active member of the Washington Wine Technical Group since 2009 and holds a place on the Advisory Board of the WWCC EV Program.

When not at work, you can find Marcus outside (hiking, skiing, camping), with his wife Heather in their garden, or out exploring different wine regions of the world.