The Founders - The Maltzman and Hutchison-Bryan Families
Continental Divide is a local family business founded by California vintners and Breckenridge residents Jeffrey and Ana Maltzman and by Colorado winemakers and Alma residents Kent Hutchison and Angela Bryan. Kent serves as the company's senior winemaker for wines produced from Colorado fruit and Jeffrey serves as senior winemaker for wines produced from California grapes. Both families remain actively involved in all aspects of the operation and you can often find family members in our two tasting rooms, in our production areas, or working in the vineyards.
John Bellncula - General Manager and Vice President of Sales
John has been very fortunate to have lived in many places throughout the United States. Originally from the Southwest (including Colorado), he has lived and managed tasting rooms in the West Coast, Mid Atlantic, New England and Pacific Northwest and is now returning back to “one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been," the High Rockies of Colorado. He is incredibly excited to be the General Manager of Continental Divide Winery, and CDW is very fortunate to have him. To quote John, “I’m coming home to my dream job in paradise”. He is an avid skier, loves to cook, and loves wine tasting anywhere he can find a tasting room.
Leanne Bellncula - Wine Club Manager
Leanne is a Southern girl, who 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 new horizons, which ultimately led her to her dream career - in wine! 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!
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