MEET OUR FAMILY & STAFF
Cindy Rowe - Owner, Wine Maker, Educator
Cindy enjoys creating new and different styles of wine as well as traditional styles. She has a passion for the fruit wines and has loved working with her fruit and grape growers as well as other wine makers from the region learning the fine art. She has evolved into an excellent wine maker.
Tim Rowe - Owner, Assistant Wine Maker, Safety, Tastings
Tim works at the winery part time and is responsible for the safety of all. He spends countless hours with the pick up and processing of grapes as well as decisions in the wine cellar. He is a great asset to the tasting room with his welcoming smile and knowledge of our wines.
Kimberly Cooper - Manager, Tastings, Retail/Customer Service
Kim joined us in April 2019, and brings her expansive knowledge about wine, product presentation, and event planning from her previous two years in the wine industry. She has a varied background in Retail /Customer Service over the last 15 years, and was ready for a change coming back to serving people from her hometown roots in Hagerstown. She is excited to to be a part of our team helping us grow our business.
Kathy Casper - Sales, Tastings, Events
Kathy started making wine with us in January 2017. She enjoyed it so much that her boyfriend Dave created a wine cellar for her to make and enjoy her wine. She retired from her State Government job after 39 years. Kathy joined our family in October 2018 and loves meeting new people.
Shelby Patterson - Sales, Tastings, Marketing
Shelby joined our team in July 2020. She is enjoying new hobbies and interests since her recent retirement in January. Shelby brings her knowledge of public relations, graphic design and customer service to our small but mighty team. She is excited for this new chapter in her life, and the opportunity to meet and interact with new people.
John Zeigler - Sales, Tasting, Assistant Wine Maker
John joined us in late 2020 to help out with our growing sales, tastings and wine making. His knowledge of home wine making has helped our ever-growing wine production. His friendly, fun attitude is always enjoyed by our customers.
Cindy and Tim are so happy to have met so many nice people in running their business. They hope to continue meeting new faces and enjoy the many friendships already made. Stop by the store for a tasting, enjoy a glass or bottle of wine, or share your stories, ask questions, and see what Blue Mountain Wine Crafters can do to help you become better vintners and brewers or to MAKE YOUR OWN WINE with us. Please feel free to ask for anything that you would like to have anything special ordered for your own wine making or brewing at home.
Tim & Cindy Rowe established Blue Mountain Wine Crafters, LLC in September 2014. They wanted to pursue their hobby of wine making and expand their interest in beer brewing with the community. Cindy had met Gary Bowles at The Cracked Cork (the former name of the business) many years before, and was intrigued by the shop and how nice it was to have a small hometown store with a friendly face. Those who know Gary would agree that he is always humorous, direct to the point, and willing to share his knowledge and experience in brewing beer and making wine.
Cindy and Tim were married in October of 2014. After meeting with Gary after their honeymoon, they agreed to terms and took over the store in December. They wanted, among other things, to carry on that hometown, small business atmosphere and share the passion for wine and beer making.
In May of 2016, we moved to 117 East Baltimore Street and became a winery, offering Blue Mountain Wine Crafters wine for tasting and bottle sales along with a gift shop being added. The services of making your own wine, beer or cider and the wine and beer making supply store still remains.
As far as their background . . . Cindy is a retired Dental Hygienist working in the field for over 30 years. Tim is a Certified Safety Professional working in his field for nearly 30 years. Together they have over 18 years of wine making experience.