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CONTINENTAL DIVIDE WINERY


 

Meet the CDW Team!

The Maltzman Family
Proprietors



Continental Divide is a family business founded by Jeffrey & Ana Maltzman.  Jeffrey serves as the company's Chief Amazement Officer while Ana works as our Chief Tasting Officer.  Daughters Lexie and Jess help on the bottling line, at the vineyard, and with winery marketing.  Australian Shepard winery dog Timber keeps careful watch on our vineyard while our Bernese Mountain Dog Scout is a frequent visitor and mascot for our tasting room.  You can often find family members in our tasting rooms, production areas, or working in the vineyards.


Our Amazing Staff


 
Come meet our amazing team.   From L to R:  Dan (Senior Winemaker), Heather (Tasting Room Associate), Tyler (Tasting Room Associate), Leanne  (Manager and Chief Wine Ambassador), Andy (Tasting Room Manager & Production Associate), Corey (Tasting Room Associate & Production Assistant)), Carolyn (Tasting Room Associate), Missy (Tasting Room Manager) with Pedro (Jr. Tasting Room Associate), and Ana & Jeffrey (Proprietors).   

 
Operations and Wine Club Manager
 

Leanne Bellncula - Leanne is a Southern girl, who lived in the beautiful Pacific Northwest for 16 years, where she discovered her love of wine.  In 2013, she made the departure from a 21-year corporate career to pursue new horizons, which ultimately lead to her dream career - in wine!  Since 2013, she has worked as a tasting room associate and hospitality director at highly successful wineries such as Rex Hill.  She enjoys sharing her passion for wine with customers from all over the world and is thrilled to be part of the up-and-coming Colorado wine region.  Besides wine, her other passions are food, art, traveling, fashion, and being active, especially skiing! You will find Leanne at both our Breckenridge and Fairplay locations.

Leanne lived in the beautiful Pacific Northwest for the last 16 years, where she discovered her love of wine.  In 2013, she made the departure from her 21-year corporate career to pursue her dream career - in wine!  She enjoys sharing her passion for wine with customers and is thrilled to be part of the up-and-coming Colorado wine region.  Besides wine, her other passions are food, art, traveling, fashion, and, of course, skiing!

 

Dan Kraft
Senior Winemaker
 
Originally from Western Colorado, Dan first became interested in fermentation while homebrewing at Colorado College.  After finishing his Bachelor's in chemistry in 2011, Dan headed to California to work at Navarro Vineyards in Anderson Valley, where the process of vinification proved captivating. This led him to the Pacific Northwest, where he completed his Master's in Food Science with an Enology concentration at Oregon State University. Immediately after graduating, he began working at Kevin White Winery in Washington and also produced his own label, Seekseekqua, from organic vineyards in the Willamette Valley.   Today we are proud to have Dan as our senior winemaker.  Drop by the South Park (Fairplay) location and ask Dan for a behind the scenes tour of our winemaking.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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