Everything at Maryhill is driven by the passion of the people behind it.   

 

 

Craig & Vicki
Leuthold

Proprietors
 

 
Favorite Maryhill wine:
Reserve Cabernet
Sauvignon, Reserve
Grenache
 

                  

                                          

Originally hailing from Spokane, Washington, Craig, a business graduate from Washington State University, and Vicki, who was born into an entrepreneurial family, saw great potential for a winery located at the southern tip of the Columbia Valley AVA. Determined to share their passion of wine with others, Craig and Vicki founded Maryhill Winery in 1999, opened its doors in 2001, and haven’t looked back since. Craig is a Board Member of the Washington Wine Institute and previous Board Member of Wine America.
 
 
 

Richard Batchelor

Winemaker
 

 
Favorite Maryhill wine:
Cabernet Sauvignon
 
 

                  

                                          

Richard is a highly acclaimed winemaker with an extensive knowledge of viticulture and a passion for making amazing wine full of intense flavors and complexity.  Joining Maryhill in 2009, he is responsible for directing all production activities at the winery, including winemaking, bottling, vineyard grower relations and harvest coordination.  In 2013, Richard was named "Indy International Winemaker of the Year" and has crafted a number of "Top 25" wines from Wine Spectator.

Dirk Richardson

Production Manager
 

 
Favorite Maryhill wine:
Malbec
 
 

                  

                                          

By managing daily operations, Dirk ensures production runs smoothly on the winemaking side of things.  In his spare time he can be found riding his mountain bike, skiing, or hunting with his dog Buck.
 

Cassie Courtney

Sales & Marketing Director,
Advertising, Music Booking

 
Favorite Maryhill wine:
Mourvèdre
 
 

                

Joining Maryhill in 2013 with a background and strength in brand identity, advertising and promotions, she enjoys working as the Marketing Director and providing in-house graphic design and brand management. You can reach out to her through Maryhill's social media or you may see her behind a camera at one of our big events!

Amie Brittle

Sales & Marketing Associate,
Custom Label,
Trade & Distribution
 

 
Favorite Maryhill wine:
Grenache
 

                

Amie joined the Maryhill team in early summer of 2017, just in time for Maryhill’s busy concert season.  Having always been a lover of wine, she is excited to finally be able to pair her passion of wine with her passion for all things marketing, in much the same way a good wine compliments a good meal!  She brings a wide array of experience, in everything from working as a graphic design freelancer, working five years in finance, to working as a field supervisor in the cherry orchards. She will periodically be found taking a stroll through the tasting room, to see what dogs are currently in need of being pet.

Shyla Newton

Wine Club Administrator
 

 
Favorite Maryhill wine:
Primitivo
 
 

                  

                                          

Shyla was a longtime admirer of the winery before she joined the team in 2009. She enjoys the diverse nature of her work, which includes: planning special events, management of club-exclusive benefits & programs, giving personal one-on-one service to her members and has helped grow the wine clubs to more than 3,500 members. On her time off she enjoys scuba diving, sailing, and is active in the AKC sport of purebred dogs.

Katie Byrd

Spokane Tasting
Room Manager
 

 
Favorite Maryhill wine:
Marvell (GSM)
 
 

                

Katie joined the Maryhill team in 2016 as a tasting room server at the winery in Goldendale. After assisting in various departments within the winery, Katie then relocated to Spokane for the opening of the Spokane tasting room in 2017. Now, she manages the Spokane location and continues to build Maryhill's relationship with the local community through events and outreach. In her spare time, she heads straight for the water and makes the most of all the lakes in the greater Spokane area.

Liz Clark

Goldendale 
Tasting Room 
Manager

 
Favorite Maryhill wine:
Reserve Zinfandel
 
 

                

Joining Maryhill in April 2015, Liz brings a background in travel and tourism and enjoys meeting with guests and sharing the story of Maryhill Winery. In addition to wine, Liz’s passions are traveling the world, gardening, kayaking and hiking with her husband and playing with her four grandchildren.

Jenise Burgess

Shipping Coordinator
 

 
Favorite Maryhill wine:
RSV Cabernet Sauvignon
 
 

                

Jenise joined the Maryhill team in 2017 as a server and now oversees Maryhill's shipping efforts ensuring some of your favorite wines arrive at your front door. At home, Jenise stays busy as a proud mom of three, enjoying local breweries and spending time in the Gorge seeking out the next best viewpoint while hiking with her fiancé.

 

Rick Newton

Reserve Room
Specialist and Educator,
Tour & Tasting Host
 

 
Favorite Maryhill wine:
Reserve Syrah
 
 

                                          

As a retired High School, Skydiving, Scuba Diving and Sailing teacher, Rick found he had a bit too much time on his hands and began his career at Maryhill in 2009 as a volunteer.  Now, you'll often find Rick behind the bar in the exclusive Reserve Room where he continues to share his love of learning through wine education.

Kodie Misiura

Spokane Culinary
Coordinator
 

 
Favorite Maryhill wine:
 
 
 

                  

                                          

Kodie Misiura is a California native and new addition to Spokane. She graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in San Francisco with a culinary degree and has been at it in some fashion ever since. Her cooking style is Italian-comfort with French influence. Kodie has cooked in Bay Area restaurants, owned and operated a small meal-delivery and catering business, and has even cooked in a few European countries including Italy, France and Ireland! 

Victoria Boles

Spokane Administrative
Assistant
 

 
Favorite Maryhill wine:
Elephant Mountain
Cabernet Franc
 
 

                

Shortly after relocating to Spokane from the Seattle area, Victoria joined the Maryhill team for the opening of the Spokane tasting room in 2017. With a background in visual culture and community advocacy, Victoria coordinates philanthropic donations to the Spokane community and the Inland Northwest, and facilitates retail operations for the tasting room.