Isabel and Christopher met while working at Immich Batterieberg in the Mosel. They were both there to learn how to make wine in a place they both loved, but it turns out they had a lot more in common than that! Isabel also started her career in hospitality, though she was mostly focused on service. Growing up in Berlin, she worked for a Relais & Chateaux property in Germany before moving to Frankfurt where she worked at the Michelin starred Brick restaurant.
After harvest in the Mosel, Isabel and Christopher moved to Italy, where she worked in a winery during the day and worked at Christopher’s restaurant at night. Along with Christopher, she has spent the last 7 years managing first The Inn at Dos Brisas, and later the Hotel Fauchere. While at the Inn at Dos Brisas, Isabel was awarded Best Service in the World by Mobil Travel Guide, and remains the only person to have ever received this honor.
Isabel has since worked in wineries around the world, from Batterieberg in the Mosel, and Gruerri Rizzardi and Villa Monteleone in the Valpolicella, to stages at Gramercy Cellars and J. Christopher in Washington and Oregon.
Isabel’s other major focus is on tea, and she is a Certified Tea Specialist. When not drinking tea or Element Wine, you will most often find her drinking old Cabernet, be it Bordeaux or California.
Isabel’s Favorite: Element Winery 2012 Pinot Noir