People

 

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

Maryhill is so much more than grapes and bottles. It's our approachable and friendly staff in the tasting room. It's our cellar crew and winemaker who work tirelessly to make great wines, and the sales reps that make them available across the country.
It's the team that plans the best events, concerts and wine club gatherings in the Northwest. Let us introduce you to a few of the talented people who make Maryhill tick.

Craig Leuthold

Owner

Craig's favorite:

Maryhill Winery Proprietors 

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

In 1999, Craig and Vicki Leuthold founded Maryhill Winery determined to share their passion of wine with others, and haven’t looked back since. Craig and Vicki continue to oversee all aspects of the winery’s operation, with a strong focus on marketing and sales. They live on site at Maryhill with the winery’s resident pets – a Great Pyrenees, Potter, and two cats, Sam and Valentine.  

Vicki Leuthold

Owner

Vicki's favorite:

Maryhill Winery 

Reserve Grenache

In 1999, Craig and Vicki Leuthold founded Maryhill Winery determined to share their passion of wine with others, and haven’t looked back since. Craig and Vicki continue to oversee all aspects of the winery’s operation, with a strong focus on marketing and sales. They live on site at Maryhill with the winery’s resident pets – a Great Pyrenees, Potter, and two cats, Sam and Valentine.  

Richard Batchelor

Winemaker

Richard's favorite:

Maryhill Winery

Cabernet Sauvignon

A native New Zealander, Richard joined Maryhill in 2009 after highly decorated stints with several Napa Valley wineries. His extensive knowledge of viticulture and ability to create full-flavored and complex wines has helped take Maryhill to the next level. Richard directs all production activities at the winery, including winemaking, bottling and harvest coordination. He enjoys spending his free time in the great outdoors.

Maureen Lee

Retail Operations Manager / Terrace Music Booking Agent

Maureen's favorite:

Maryhill Winery

Zinfandel and Viognier

Maureen came to Maryhill in 2002, translating her experience with corporate buying and restaurant management to the operations of the family-run winery. Starting as tasting room manager, she now manages retail relationships, coordinates on-site events and stocks the gift shop. In her free time, Maureen can be found teaching dance or exploring her passion for good music, food and books.  

Rich Marshall

Sales & Marketing Rep.

​Rich's favorite:

Maryhill Winery

Winemaker's Red

When Rich first met Craig and Vicki at a winemaker’s dinner, his future with Maryhill was sealed. As one of the winery’s longest standing employees, Rich represents Maryhill at tastings and events, as well as helps out on busy weekends in the tasting room. Rich is active in the Goldendale community and can be spotted cruising The Gorge on his Harley or in the garden with his wife.

Jerry Parks

National Sales Manager

Jerry's Favorite:

Maryhill Winery

Marvell

Jerry got hooked on the wine business right out of college and has spent his career working multiple sides of the wine business where he has divided his career between working for a winery or a distributor in both retail and restaurant environments.  A level one sommelier in the Court of Master Sommelier’s and a CSW with the Society of Wine educators,  Jerry enjoys spending time with his family as well as cooking, home projects, golf and baseball. 

Shyla Newton

Wine Club Administrator

​Shyla's favorite:

Maryhill Winery

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 1,500 members. On her time off she enjoys scuba diving, sailing, and is active in the AKC sport of purebred dogs.

Derek Hinatsu

Asst. Tasting Room Manager

​Derek's favorite:

Maryhill Winery

Reserve Syrah

 

Ensuring that everyone who walks through the door has a great experience is Derek’s favorite part of his job. He keeps tasting room operations running smooth and shares the winery’s history while conducting group tours. In his spare time, Derek takes advantage of the regional recreation: mountain biking, fishing, hiking, white water rafting and next up, windsurfing on the Columbia River.

 

Cassie Courtney

Marketing Director / Graphic Design / Advertising Manager

Cassie's favorite:

Maryhill Winery

Mourvedre

 
 
 
 

Cassie has loved Maryhill for many years. With a background and strength in brand management, advertising and promotions, she enjoys working as the Marketing Director and providing in-house graphic design and web administration. 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!

 
 
 

Meagan Padgett

Marketing Assistant / Distribution Support

Meagan's favorite:

Maryhill Winery

Brut

 
 
 
 

Originally a Columbia Gorge native, Meagan has witnessed Maryhill's growth through the years.  She happily transitioned from a patron to a member of Maryhill's Marketing team in 2014 and brings a diverse set of skills including copywriting, media relations and administration.  She's happy to be back home in the Gorge and share with her family all the wonderful activities and beauty that the area offers.

 
 
 
 

Laurie O’Leary

Tour & Tasting Director

Laurie's favorite:

Maryhill Winery

Reserve Serendipity

Laurie came to Maryhill Winery in May 2012 as a part-time member of the tasting room staff.  In the summer of 2013, she began as the Tour & Tasting Director. Laurie brings her life-time love and knowledge of Klickitat County’s history along with her ability to share the inner-workings and beauty of Maryhill Winery with others.  In the garden or behind an easel with watercolors in hand is where you'll find Laurie on her free days.