Mari Womack began her love affair with wine while working in Seattle restaurants. She caught the wine bug early when food and wine pairings captured her heart and her imagination. In 2010, she began working in nearby Woodinville tasting rooms and volunteering at Baer Winery during harvest. Becoming a part of the Woodinville wine community fostered her enthusiasm for winemaking and encouraged her to dream big — her own winery some day.
Through these efforts, Mari was able to meet several winemakers in Woodinville and landed her first paying wine gig with Darby Winery in 2011. While managing the tasting rooms, she worked her way into the production side of the business. She has been the Assistant Winemaker for Darby Winery for the last four years, honing her skills and learning her craft.
It is with pride and passion that Mari introduces her solo project — Damsel Cellars. As you discover these wines, hold in your heart the romance, the ritual and the history of wine that inspires Mari.