VINUM 55 CHANDLER
ABOUT THIS LOCATION
Located in the Downtown Ocotillo Lifestyle Center, Vinum 55 Chandler brings wine country to you. Take in the classic atmosphere, complete with a fully stocked tasting room. From our rooftop patio to the cellar tasting room, we offer a variety of ongoing social opportunities to mingle with fellow wine lovers.
Hailey Wells, WSET 2, CMS Level 1
Hailey is the Cellar Manager at our Chandler location and Social Media guru. Her love of cooking and serving others started in the kitchen with her mom. She joined the restaurant scene in her early teens. Working everywhere from a local Mom and Pop diner, brewing beer with one of Colorado’s great brewers, and spent five years with Hillstone Restaurant Group. After receiving a degree in Healthcare Administration from Grand Canyon University, she went to work at Mayo Clinic. The vineyards of New Zealand is where her wine journey began, as New Zealand is her second home. Growing up in a farming community both stateside and abroad the dedication that goes into winemaking is something she deeply valued. After spending a week in Napa she realized her appetite for wine and its community far surpassed her healthcare admin dreams. Hailey has received her WSET Level 2 and Level 1 certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers, she is in the pursuit of her next wine certification. You can catch her sipping Chardonnay from Burgundy, Nebbiolo, or a GSM from Southern Rhone.
Lisa Julius, CMS Level 1
Assistant Cellar Manager
Lisa Julius Is the Assistant Cellar Manger at our Chandler location. Lisa started her career in the Food and Beverage Industry decorating and selling pies for a local bakery when she was a teenager. The biggest influence on her love of cooking came from spending endless hours in her grandmother’s kitchen. Ever since she could remember she was learning how to make pies, cinnamon rolls, and noodles from scratch. Lisa went on to attend the School of Culinary Arts and Hotel Management in Santa Barbara, CA. She spent 20+ years in the hospitality business catering and opening restaurants in Santa Barbara and San Diego. Her interest was sparked in the world of wine after a trip she took to Italy, France, and Spain. Her fascination for learning more about wine and how it was made lead her to Napa Valley where she spent 5 years working in the wine industry. Lisa has received her level one certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers and is now focused on studying for the Certified Specialist of Wine degree.
Her favorite wine region is, of course, Napa Valley. You will find her drinking a crisp Sauvignon Blanc, bold Napa Cab, or enjoying her newfound love for Sangiovese. Vinum55 has exposed her to wines from all over the world and she takes pleasure in being part of a community that shares as much excitement for wine as she does.
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