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Cole and Stephanie are an incredible team. They each have a diverse background of experiences which enhances their ability to anticipate, understand and provide the highest level of service to enrich your real estate experience. Currently they own and operate Doe Bay Wine Company in Eastsound Village where they specialize in small product wines including their own label, “The Orcas Project.”
Cole is an Orcas Island native. After studying Political Science at the University of Washington he spent time living and working around the country. He began his wine education in Vail, Colorado before working as a Sommelier for the John Howie Restaurant Group in Bellevue. He later worked as a Sommelier for the acclaimed Chef Michael Mina at RN74 in Seattle and at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas. In between he spent the 2009 harvest as an intern at Betz Family Winery in Woodinville and earned his Advanced Sommelier certification from The Court of Master Sommeliers. Before opening the wine shop on Orcas he managed the U.S. sales and marketing for the Perez-Cuevas family of Bodegas Ontañon and their estate in Rioja, Spain.
His passion has long been travel and his goal of visiting fifty countries before his 50th birthday is well within reach. He has a particular affinity for Mexico City and Oaxaca as well as Southeastern Asia and Burgundy. He loves Mezcal, baseball and hiking. Having spent the last 20+ years in the hospitality industry Cole is dedicated to providing an unparalleled level of service.
Stephanie was raised in South Jersey and moved to Orcas with Cole shortly after meeting him at the Philadelphia Food and Wine Festival. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Linguistics from the University of Florida before spending a year and a half volunteering in the Middle East working with underserved populations. She has worked for the James Beard winning Restauratuer Stephen Starr in Philadelphia and with acclaimed Philadelphia Chefs Rich and Kate Landau. Always seeking knowledge, Stephanie is a student with the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET). Along with Cole she owns and operates Doe Bay Wine Company and The Orcas Project Tasting Room located in Eastsound.
With her experience putting down roots in new places and her specific understanding of the transition process to the Pacific Northwest and the San Juan’s in-particular, Stephanie is the perfect person to introduce you to your new home in the San Juan Islands.
Working together as a team, Cole and Stephanie are able to guide you seamlessly through the Real Estate process. We look forward to helping you find your dream home!