Wineries of America
Chandler Reach Vineyards
The owner of Chandler Reach Vineyards and Estate Winery, who started his wine career in 1997, has a varied background. Len has a construction background dating back to the 1970’s. Currently he owns and operates a coffee business in the Seattle area. Inspired by a trip to Tuscany in 1997, Len developed a plan to bring that wine “romance” to Washington State. Len currently is active in the daily operation of the 42 acre vineyard and the winery.
As sales manager and marketing director, Richard has been instrumental in the success of Chandler Reach. Bringing 30 years of sales experience to the team, he is responsible for the success of Chandler Reach in the marketplace. Richard also possesses a great deal of cooking knowledge, which serves as a key to establishing restaurant relationships. His insight and quick study of the wine industry coupled with his tireless effort and can-do attitude continue to be the wineries key to success.
Shelbey is from the lower valley and graduated from WSU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration. After 11 years in catering sales, working for companies like Microsoft, Boeing, Marriott, Hyatt Hotels and Schwartz Brothers, she decided to switch gears and jump in to the wine industry. As General Manager for Chandler Reach Winery, Shelbey is responsible for everything from marketing and promotions to planning winery events and managing an ever-growing wine club! She lives in the Tri-Cities and enjoys watching her three year old son play t-ball and soccer. She has a deep passion for wine and food and can usually be seen with both!
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