We are tremendously proud of our entire staff:  from the gardeners who tend our gorgeous grounds to the maintenance and event crews who keep everything running smoothly, to the tasting room associates who treat our guests with gracious service and wine education, and of course, the year-round efforts of our winemaking team — each of our employees truly pour themselves into their work! Thank you being a key component of our family business, and for the pleasure of sharing wine experiences with you, with our customers and with our community. —Jim & Kristina

“Good company, good wine, good welcome, can make good people.” – William Shakespeare


Jim van Löben Sels

General Manager & Viticulturist
(509) 927-9463

Born into a wine-making family, our fearless leader has a contagious exuberance for the entire destination winery-experience. He also has a strong background in agricultural economics and viticulture. His own impeccable varietals, bottled under van Löben Sels Cellars, are a part of the Arbor Crest family of labels. 


Kristina Mielke van Löben Sels

Director of Winemaking
(509) 927-9463

Kristina brings both education and practical skills to her position as co-owner and our head winemaker. A graduate of UC-Davis with a degree in Fermentation Science, Kristina came to Arbor Crest in 1999 after several years as the assistant winemaker at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery in Healdsburg, California.


Mark Rogers

Marketing & Wholesale Sales Director
(509) 926-8187



Carsen Bucher

Private Event & Wedding Manager
(509) 927-8571


Shelby Enevold

General Manager, Estate & Retail
(509) 927-9894


Ashley Blubaugh

Tasting Room Manager & Music Booking
(509) 927-9894