Telaya is the brainchild of Earl and his wife Carrie. In his frequent travels abroad as the COO of a pharmaceutical company, Earl’s background as a biochemist merged with his exposure to various wines and wine styles. This all resulted in a certainty that winemaking was the next step in his life journey, especially because it would foster the opportunity to spend more time with Carrie and their two boys.
Earl’s first major Telaya projects included producing an experimental 2008 blend with Carrie. With the support of consultants and his own experience harvesting with another winery, he set the course for Telaya’s core flavor profile and concept.
In addition to owning and operating Telaya, Earl owns a consulting practice, E2S, which focuses on high growth business with an emphasis in beverage and healthcare. In his free time (ha!), he serves as a Commissioner for the Grape Growers and Wine Producers Commission and on for-profit and non-profit boards including the College of Western Idaho, The CORE, Zona Healthcare, and MSI Micro Vac.
Earl’s favorite current release is the 2016 Syrah-Block 46 and his favorite place to travel has been Italy.