Wine runs in Shannon’s blood. Her great grandfather made wine in Bordeaux; her great uncle founded one of Oregon’s oldest wineries; and a cousin recently established a micro-winery in the same region. It wasn’t terribly surprising for Shannon when she joined the industry and soon found herself at Telaya, helping with events, working in the tasting room, and providing quality customer service to visitors. Shannon spent the first half of her life in Alaska, but she has been an Idahoan through and through in recent years. During her studies at Boise State, Shannon began developing her palate alongside a friend who worked at a wine bar. She spent her first post-graduation summer fighting fires in Idaho prior to a Euro-trek, where she enjoyed wine and Sturm in Austria during harvest season. For Shannon, the world of wine production contains all kinds of educational contexts, including its science, people, culture, business, language, and history. Besides wine, she holds a deep love for the outdoors. She can be found exploring new trails in the foothills or picnicking in scenic Idaho--rain or shine. Her favorite current release is the 2015 SRV Petit Verdot, and her favorite travel destination is Prague for its culture and people.