Meet our Employees
Jenny Schaening is Brian Carter Cellar’s Tasting Room Manager and is always ready with a smile and ready to create the perfect wine tasting experience for you. If you have any questions about our tasting room, you can contact Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is your favorite part about your job?
I began by volunteering with Brian Carter Cellars during crush season in 2009 while I was working in the tasting room at Columbia Winery. I quickly became hooked with learning everything there was to know about wine production and went on to complete two years of study at the NW Wine Academy. In 2012 I was offered a position at Brian Carter Cellars working in the tasting room and was promoted to Tasting Room Manager in 2017. I continue to get my hands dirty during crush as often as Brian will let me.
What attracted you to work for Brian Carter Cellars?
Meeting the customers that come through our door from all walks of life. I love working with my staff - they are super energetic, passionate about wine and a joy to have on the team.
What is your favorite Brian Carter Wine?
I would have to say Trentenaire, which I consider the most unique wine in Brian’s portfolio. With the main grape variety being Petit Verdot it also includes four other Bordeaux varieties. Big, bold, inky, slightly tannic and beautiful in its bouquet. I adore wine that you can sink your teeth into!
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I am all about cooking, enjoying great wine, spending time with my family and friends and listening to fun eclectic music! I would consider myself a culinary adventurer. Always up for exploring new cuisines, mastering recipes and creating some of my own. Sharing my cooking with others is one of my greatest passions.
What would people be surprised to know about you?
I have a BFA and an MA in graphic design and photography. My first job was dressing up as an elf and taking holiday pictures of unhappy kids on Santa’s lap.
Tell us a little bit about your family?
We are Michigan natives that transplanted to this beautiful state in 2004. I have three grown children, a wonderful husband, and a very active mini-Aussie named Audie. The rest of my extended family still live in Michigan, so I am a frequent mid-west visitor. I consider Seattle my home.