Treveri opened its doors on November 23, 2010 with a mission to put Washington sparkling wine on the map. Since its opening, Treveri wine has been served at White House State Department receptions and the James Beard Foundation in New York.
Producing a wide array of sparkling wines, including non-traditional varieties such as Riesling and Mueller-Thurgau, Treveri largely focuses on 100% varietal sparkling wines, and is also launching a reserve tier of sparkling wine.
Juergen Grieb was born and raised in Trier, Germany, where he received his formal winemaking and sparkling winemaking degrees. While in school, Juergen learned to produce some of the finest Rieslings in the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer at Karthäuserhof Winery. Juergen studied under the tutelage of Herr Breiling and Christoph Tyrell, two of Germany’s most decorated winemakers. With an expertise in Riesling, Juergen also developed his passion for sparkling wine. He pursued a second apprenticeship at the Duhr Sektkellerei in downtown Trier. There, he learned the craft of Méthode Champenoise sparkling wine production.
After earning his formal degrees and finishing his apprenticeships in Germany, Juergen applied for a job at Langguth Winery in Washington State. He came to Washington State in 1982 and has been making quality Washington wine ever since. Juergen has accumulated more than 30 years of winemaking experience, making wines from every growing region in the state. He continues to craft premium wines at Treveri Cellars, which is Washington’s only sparkling wine house. Juergen’s passion and enthusiasm for sparkling wine is present in every bottle he produces, and like any good German, he lives to share his passion with everyone he meets.
As a young man, Christian was exposed to the ins and outs of winemaking in Washington State by working with his father, Juergen. With one of the state’s best winemakers as his teacher, his interest in winemaking peaked immediately, and he’s been hooked ever since. With an aptitude for business, Christian earned his BA in Business Administration from Seattle University, and has since translated his business skills to Treveri Cellars, where he now works alongside his father.
Since beginning his career at Treveri, Christian has completed eight harvests as Winemaker, and completed the UC Davis Winemaking Certificate program. With his father, Christian continues to craft some of the finest sparkling wines in the United States.
Julie has been an owner and general manager of Treveri Cellars since its inception. After 25 years in the banking industry, Julie decided to join her husband and winemaker, Juergen Grieb, in opening Treveri Cellars. In her free time, Julie enjoys giving back to the community by serving on several non-profit boards including Wine Yakima Valley and KCTS9 Yakima/Seattle. Julie is also a member of the Yakima Chamber of Commerce and the Visit Yakima Convention Center. Julie is working on a Certificate of Wine Business Management at Sonoma State University.
Katie joined Treveri as Senior VP of Marketing after working for a Fortune 500 company doing marketing and project management. After over a decade in Western Washington, Katie heard the call to wine country and is enjoying developing the Treveri brand in the sunshine of eastern Washington. Katie has an MBA from Seattle University, and a BA from the University of Washington. An avid sports fan, Katie can be found cheering for the Dawgs, Sounders, and Seahawks.
Brandon is the Senior VP of Guest Relations at Treveri Cellars and has worked in wine production harvests at different wineries throughout the Yakima Valley, and as well as harvest in Australia. Brandon started with Treveri as Tasting Room Manager in 2016, and has managed the Bubble Club. He recently stepped into his new role as VP of Guest Relations, and now oversees both the Tasting Room and Bubble Club. Brandon is working on his B.S. in Global Wine Studies at Central Washington University.
When Brandon isn’t working with club members and guests, he enjoys spending time in Spokane with his family and friends. He also enjoys being on the water – kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing – always making sure there is a chilled bottle of Treveri.
Hugo is the Pacific Northwest Sales Manager at Treveri Cellars. Hugo is the newest member of the team, starting as an associate in the fall of 2017. Hugo recently made the move back to the Yakima Valley after a few years of living in the South. After graduating from Oklahoma Wesleyan University with a degree in Business, Hugo moved to Northeast Texas to serve as a Procurement Coordinator for the hospitality industry.
On his free time, Hugo enjoys exploring the valley’s assortment of wineries and breweries, as well as catching a round of golf with his friends. He also enjoys being out in nature – hiking, outdoor sports, and exploring the country – always with a good group of friends or family.
Wilson’s fascination with wine started in the summer of 2007, but his career in the industry officially began in 2011. After two years spent at loose ends post-college, Wilson settled in Boulder, CO and snagged the only job in wine and spirits he could find: cashiering at a liquor mega-retailer. A month later he had found his way into the store’s wine department and learned all that he could about wine, spirits, and beer from his co-workers. He spent four years in Boulder, moving on to manage a boutique wine shop, and attaining his Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers. In 2015, he followed his then-girlfriend, now-wife, to Yakima, WA in pursuit of her medical education. After a stint working harvest he found his way to Treveri Cellars.
Wilson moved from a role in the tasting room to Treveri’s Northwest Sales Representative in 2016. In 2018, he and his wife moved yet again, this time across the country to Philadelphia, PA where he is now based as Treveri’s National Sales and Brand Manager.
When he is not working, or exploring Philly, you can find Wilson at home: cooking, boning up on his wine knowledge, playing music, or reading a good book.