Meet the Team

Kelly Russell

Private Client Liaison

Kelly Russell, Spectacular Phone Sales

What is your favorite quote or song lyric?

“Whoever is happy will make others happy too.” – Anne Frank

What are you most proud of?

My kids.

What do you grow (or cook) at home?

After Covid I’m not as much of a cooking fan anymore, but I do love to create Charcuterie boards as a snack or when friends come over.

What’s your favorite season in the vineyard, and why?

Fall! I just love when all the colors start to change.

What positive impact do you aim to make in your community?

I help out my local community by volunteering at my kids’ school and fundraising events, and for HOA events.


Kelly was raised in Sonoma County, and grew up following in her parents footsteps in the restaurant and catering side of Hospitality. After having her first child, Blake, she decided to be a stay-at-home mom. Once baby number two, Leah, came around Kelly realized that she needed a “day off” and began to explore the bustling local wine industry.

Based primarily in Sebastopol, Kelly worked in various tasting rooms beginning in 2015. She eventually made her way to the Emeritus tasting room in 2017, and has grown into the position of spearheading our online phone sales. If you’ve placed an order over the phone, chances are it was with her!

When not at work Kelly enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her favorite activities wine tasting, yoga, hanging out by the pool or at the beach, and hiking with her kids.