Dorothy O’Brien

Dorothy O’Brien

Dorothy’s dedication to the wine and food experience started in the vineyard and garden. She is our winemaker, viticulturist, CEO and visionary. The root of the wine names comes from Dorothy’s background as an attorney.

Charlie Pelton

Charlie Pelton

From former judge to farmer, Charlie has done it all. He famously gave up his shop as it was converted into the Clinton tasting room. Charlie is known for giving very informative winery tours.

Ann Pelton

Ann Pelton

As the Director of Retail Operations, Ann hits the high notes on teamwork, recruiting one of the best customer experience teams in Clinton and Quad Cities. Away from the winery, her attention is devoted to sons, Anthony and Evan.

Martha O’Brien

Martha O’Brien

Martha is your go-to person for a feel good experience. No one knows how she does it, but her customers leave the winery satisfied with their wine adventure, happy with having had Martha’s attention and feeling smart for having discovered such a gem of an experience.

Liz Quinn

Liz Quinn

Liz Quinn, Director of Sales & Marketing, strives to make sure the Clinton and Quad Cities areas know about all of the fun things happening in our tasting rooms, creating social media, email marketing and booking live music. She works with our wholesale accounts to ensure everyone has what they need to sell Wide River wine, and is also learning the wine growing and production side of the business.

Cecilia O’Brien

Cecilia O’Brien

Ceil brings over 25 years experience in the food and beverage industry as a wedding / special events planner. She enjoys working with people and it shows. Ceil and Dorothy are always thinking about their next culinary/wine pairing creation. Most ingredients come fresh from the winery garden. Ceil also heads up the bookings on the Wide River Winery Inn above our Tasting Room in Le Claire.

Phil Bear

Phil Bear

Phil Bear is a jack of all trades. He heads up harvest, processing, filtering and bottling all the while assisting Dorothy with wine-making. He does a great job keeping up with demand of Wide River wine by producing and bottling 85,000 bottles/year!  We are grateful for Phil’s hard work and positive attitude.

Regan Small

Regan Small

No one is more serious about making your wine tasting experience perfect than Regan. She has been with WRW since 2010 and leads the team in LeClaire. Regan loves travel, adventure, learning and wine.

Jimmy Groh

Jimmy Groh

Jimmy is the engine behind the wine distribution service we provide to more than 80 grocery and big box stores, liquor stores, restaurants and gift shops in the region. He’s been driving the Wide River van since 2014.  Check out all of the retailers where Jimmy delivers our wine!

Emily Summers

Emily Summers

Emily’s passion for wine and good times is very apparent to those visiting our Le Claire tasting room. She’s been serving wines with a smile since the spring of 2014.

Margo Hansen

Margo Hansen

Margo is Clinton’s famous horticulturist who spends most of her time at her day job directing programs at the Bickelhaupt Arboretum. On nice weekend days you can spot her in the vineyard coaching the workers and the vines.

Barb Lueders

Barb Lueders

We can count on Barb for excellence in bottling, grape processing and smart remarks. Barb raises and trains German Shepherds.

Sarah Petersen

Sarah Petersen

Sarah is a Clinton local with a kind, laid back attitude and a lot of knowledge and recommendations about which of our wines are particularly great this year.

Carol Winter

Carol Winter

Carol manages our Clinton tasting room which is just adjacent to where the wine is made and the grapes are processed.  She recently redesigned the tasting room decor to huge fan fare. Carol keeps things running, and makes you feel welcome and a part of the fun experience.

Village of East Davenport Team

Village of East Davenport Team

The ladies creating a fun, friendly, 5-star experience at our Village of East Davenport location make tasting wine even more fun. Come in and visit us! Emma and Rachel pictured here.

Village of East Davenport Team

Village of East Davenport Team

Casey and Lora enjoy hosting you at our Village of East Davenport location.  There’s always someone here to chat about life and wine with you.