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Brian Carter Cellars
July 8, 2020 | Brian Carter Cellars

Meet Our Vancouver Tasting Room General Manager: Rick Montgomery

Rick MontgomeryRick Montgomery, a longtime veteran in the food and wine touring business, has taken a break from travel to manage our exciting tasting room and wine bar on the newly developed Waterfront in Vancouver WA. Rick and Brian became friends over ten years ago when Rick and his ex wife, Alessandra, wined and dined our Wine Club from Southern France to Northern Italy. During their trip together, Brian and Rick realized they share the same love for the spectacular Chateauneuf Du Pape blend. Rick, in fact, knew he wanted to work for Brian after his first sip of Byzance — Brian’s spectacular Chateaneuf du Pape-style wine. 

Rick has assembled a top-shelf team, including a great young chef named Kyrstin Gurule, who Rick says is a “rising culinary star in the Pacific Northwest.”

Rick is a 5th generation Oregonian who prefers Brian’s red blends over his native Pinot Noir. He says he is thrilled to "jump the river to pour wine for the greatest wine maker on earth because man can’t live on Pinot alone." 

Rick and his team are excited to treat you to an exceptional food and wine experience the next time you are in Vancouver!

A few more things to know...

  • Favorite TV show: Gravity Falls (he has an eight year old.)

  • First car: VW Scirocco

  • Cake or pie: Yes, please


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