At Miles Wine Cellars you will find a happy staff that will remind you more of family than employees, which is just how we feel about each other. We are frequent guests at each others homes, dine together, watch each others kids, in short, we don’t just work together we truly enjoy each others company. How great is that?
Our friendly staff is always here to help you. Whether it’s deciding on which wine to pair with dinner, or planning your special event, the staff at Miles Wine Cellars is ready to assist.
Doug Miles – Our owner and fearless leader, Doug is a noted viticulturist, winning Grower of the Year in 2000 from the New York Wine & Grape Foundation. Of course, Doug considers that award Grower of the Millennium since it reads 2000. He has been growing grapes since 1978 and is known throughout the industry as a hardworking and fun loving guy.
Suzy Hayes – You’ll find Suzy managing the tasting room and fixing meals for the staff. The recipes you’ll find on this web page are all meals she has tested on our courageous employees. She is a very important part of the “family”, as without her we would surely fall apart.
Tom Swarthout – Our Tommy keeps our auxiliary and outdoor tastings running smoothly. He is a fountain of knowledge about our beautiful Finger Lakes and is always at the ready with any project we might be starting. He is noted for exclaiming “You know I’ve been thinking…” several times each weekend. You will see the results of his great ideas all over the farm!
Evan Miles – Evan is our tall, lanky ambassador. He is comfortable talking to anyone about nearly anything, but his specialties are wine, snowboarding, wakeboarding and hot sauces. He is studying cool climate oenology and viticulture (in layman terms that means winemaking and grape growing) during the school year and spends his summers apprenticing under our winemaker, pouring wine for us and lifeguarding at a local park.
Lindsay Will- When she is not on the phone with brides-to-be or guests looking to reserve an overnight room in the Inn, you will find her running around outdoors preparing for the next special event at the Winery or Inn. With over 11 years experience in hospitality and event coordination she is your go to person when you are looking to book your special event or need a little creativity.