Greenbank Farm Wine Shop
I earned my B.S. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Washington in 1996. After enjoying careers in aviation, firefighting for the City of Kent, and managing Brown Island, a non-ferry-served island located in the San Juans, I moved to Whidbey Island and fell in love with the beaches and the landscapes. Diagnosed with fibromyalgia (stress-related illness), I was searching for a less stressful lifestyle than I had known as a pilot flying skydivers as well as the physically demanding jobs of fighting fires and manning a small island fire station. Whidbey Island provided me with a more peaceful environment in a community of generous and friendly people.
In the fall of 2015, in partnership with my parents, Gerald and Teresa, I assumed ownership of the Greenbank Farm Wine Shop.
Always Tasting! The wine shop carries a broad variety of local award-winning wines, hard ciders, fruit and dessert wines, craft beers, and organic and biodynamic wines. The shop also features Whidbey Island Fudge and a selection of gift items including a line of jewelry, hats, and scarves.
Historically, the wine shop has been a staple of the Farm since the 1980’s when Chateau Ste. Michelle owned the Greenbank Farm, known then for being the largest loganberry farm in the United States! In 1997 the citizens of Whidbey stepped in to save the farm from an impending housing development and preserved it as a public asset. Under public ownership for the last 21 years, the Greenbank Farm now hosts a 100-acre off-leash dog park, professionally maintained gardens, and small businesses including art galleries, home decor, cheese and wine shops, and a café boasting award-wining pies.