The Craftsman name is inspired by our winemaker, Greg Shelman. Greg became intrigued with wine after taking a tour of the Napa wine country in 1966. Years after earning a Pharmacy degree from Washington State University, Greg pursued a passion for crafting wood into Stickley-inspired fine furniture here in Spokane. However, winemaking continued to intrigue him. In 2003 he returned to Washington State University for a second degree and became the first graduate in WSU’s burgeoning Viticulture and Enology program. Winemaking allowed Greg to leverage his strong science background into an endeavor where his craftsman-like attention to detail could flourish. He interned at Hogue Winery in Prosser and then was the assistant winemaker at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars for several years. In 2013, he started Craftsman Cellars.