Sales Manager for the District, Maryland, Delaware, and northern Virginia markets
Doug was born and raised in Detroit and attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Those two things explain a lot about him. After graduating, he returned to Detroit and got bit by both the restaurant and wine bug. Working in a downtown French Bistro, he tasted a white Graves, and “the lightbulb went off.”
His restaurant career took him across the country and back again. In Santa Fe, he owned his own place, E.K. Mas. He moved to Oakland and worked at San Francisco’s iconic Zuni Café, and then opened and managed Rubicon with Chef Traci des Jardins and Sommelier Larry Stone.
Next stop was Washington D.C., where he worked at Vidalia with Chef Jeff Buben. He became Vidalia’s sommelier and for several years ran one of DC’s top wine programs. Importantly, it was here he first met Roy and began his relationship with the V59 family of growers.
After Vidalia, he became a portfolio manager for Henry Wine Group, East Coast, and then moved into sales with The Country Vintner (now Winebow), where he first managed the DC Team and eventually Maryland and Delaware as well.
Doug is thrilled to be part of Vintage 59 and to represent producers and families he has been fortunate enough to get to know over years of visiting and tasting with them in DC and in France. He lives in southern Maryland, just outside of the District. His joys are his three children, Isabella, Nicholas and Elias, food and wine, and all good things—and there are many—Detroit and Michigan.