Danielle's introduction to wine came at the tender age of ten when she began "working" in the cellar at her family's then small winery, Pine Ridge in the Napa Valley. Over time, her interest evolved to encompass all aspects of winery production, sales and marketing.
A native Oregonian, Danielle returned to the Willamette Valley in 1996 to start the family's other winery, Archery Summit in Dundee. After 6 years in hospitality, sales, and eventually managing the day-to-day operations, Danielle left to join Laurent and pursue the dream of owning and operating their own winery.
After the miraculous birth of daughter Soléna in 2001, Danielle drew on her broad sales and marketing experience to create and build her own wine brand with Laurent, returning to her roots of a small family run business.
As a founding board member of Oregon Pinot Camp, she has endeavored to educate the wine trade about Oregon wines. She is an active member and advocate for charity organizations and the current co-chair for "Salud", an organization which supports healthcare services for seasonal vineyard workers and their families. She is also involved in the Classic Wines Auction, Wild About Game and the International Pinot Noir Celebration.