About Us

“Hawkins Cellars developed out of my love and passion for exploring the diverse landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. Every wine I make has a story and a sense of place.”
– Thane Hawkins

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THANE HAWKINS- PROPRIETOR/WINEMAKER

He founded Hawkins Cellars in 2007 with a fool’s mission: to find the best vineyard sites growing his favorite French varietals, and making the wines under one roof. It was a negociant’s dream, and his wanderlust for quality grapes that has taken him from Oregon’s north Willamette Valley to Red Mountain in eastern Washington. More recently, Hawkins Cellars has found a home on Underwood Mountain in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, a region of unparalleled beauty similar in climate to Alsace. It is there that we are both growing and sourcing cool climate varietals, as well as continuing to source from a stable of world class vineyard sites from around the region. Whether you visit us in the Columbia Gorge, or at our original location in Dundee, the mission is the same: old world wines in a new world setting!

 

BEN BROUILLET – DTC SALES MANAGER

Direct to Consumer Sales Manager Ben Brouillet joined Hawkins Cellars in 2017. Raised by French parents, Ben grew up around wine and has been in the industry since 2012. While working at a local airport in Santa Ynez, California, Ben had the opportunity to pour wine for Firestone Vineyards, and he hasn’t looked back since.  In 2015, Ben moved with his family from Santa Ynez to the small town of Carlton, and began working at the Four Graces here in Dundee. When he’s not behind the bar, he loves to go on adventures with his wife and five year old son in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

 

DEB MICHELSON

Deb has been helping Hawkins Cellars with marketing and events since 2009. She is also the owner of Cloud Cap Vineyard in Underwood, Washington, where she recently planted an acre of Pinot Noir vines.