The WayVine Crew
Winemaker / Chief Grape Wrangler
‘In Vino Verita’ (In Wine there is Truth)
Zachary Wilson, Founder of Wilson Vineyard and Wilson Winery, wholeheartedly believes in those words. He is a different breed of working man. Zach jumped into the industry at age 20 while attending Pennsylvania State University for Agricultural Business. He instantly found his love and passion and has yet to look back. Growing up on the farm, Zach has followed in his father’s footsteps with an unbelievable work ethic. Anything less than perfection will not suffice at Wilson Vineyard. From the time the vine roots hits the soil, to when you are enjoying a glass of Wilson’s wine, Zach strives to make his product better. Take a trip to Wilson Vineyard and you will be awestruck with what Zach has created, even at the vineyard’s early, embryonic stage. Zach keeps himself busy, always planning for what’s next, all the while never sacrificing quality. In the rare chance you catch Zach during his down time, take advantage of his never-ending knowledge and passion for his product. Or you could always just sit back and let him serenade you on the piano as you enjoy a glass of Wilson Vineyard’s finest.
James Wilson, Grape Wrangler
The younger brother of Zach, James Wilson, graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Agriculture. Over the years working with his older brother, James has realized his passion for the Vineyard way of life. Working side by side, the brothers dedicate themselves to the business, the quality of their product, and most importantly, their customers. James lives a modest lifestyle and brings a relaxing atmosphere to their winery. James’s no shirt, no shoes atmosphere when entangled by the summer work months in the vineyard, is a reflection of that laid back atmosphere. With a superior product that would normally be reserved for a sophisticated and refined audience, the Wilsons are able to keep a strong family ambience. Making sure every customer feels at home when enjoying Wilson Wines is James’s primary intention. He says, “When you come to our Vineyard, its our goal for you to see and feel the passion we have for our product and brand. Obsessing over the smallest of details keeps our Vineyard in pristine condition which, in turn, allows us to produce an unbelievable wine.” Don’t be surprised when visiting if James either persuades you into helping prune the vines or to enjoy just one more glass of wine. “When purchasing our product, you are receiving not only the best wine Southeast Pennsylvania has to offer, but a lifelong relationship with the family,” James says. “I want everyone to hear our story and more importantly, be apart of it”.
Nancy Wilson, Sales
Davis Wilson, Vineyard Manager
Ask Zach and he will tell you the vineyard is his proudest achievement. Ask Dave and Nancy and they will tell you Zach and James are theirs. So If you're looking for someone to blame, then you should find Dave and Nancy. If Nancy isn't behind the tasting counter and Dave isn't maintaining the grapevines, then they will most likely be on "quality control" duty. I can promise you this, they want nothing more than for you to visit, enjoy, and help continue to make the vineyard a spectacular success.
Patrick Clark, Managing Partner / Consigliere
The Corleone family had Tom Hagen, the Wilson family has Patrick. A life-long friend of Zach, Patrick assists with the day to day operations of the vineyard. As a graduate of the University of Delaware with a degree in Civil Engineering, Patrick uses his experiences in engineering, construction, and business to help continue the steady growth of the vineyard. He is committed to the idea that Wilson Vineyard and other vineyards in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States is more than capable of producing exceptional wines that can rival any region in the world. Above all else, Patrick is the captain that keeps this ship afloat when things get out of hand.
Sally Wilson, Gallery Director
Zack Trudeau, Vineyard Associate
Antonia Rittenhouse Wilson
Eva, Head of Security
Mellow like a bottle of Merlot. If there was competition for the laziest dog, Eva would win MVP.