Rick PlambeckOwner/Founder - Old Vine Wine & Spirits
Rick Plambeck is the owner/founder of Old Vine Wine & Spirits. Rick’s primary responsibilities currently are purchasing and managing the day to day operations. The biggest task Rick has currently is the one that he feels really separates Old Vine Wine from the rest of the competition. He has the unique ability to work with wineries and his distributor partners to find unique, small production wines that traditionally would not offer their wine to the state of Nebraska due to low availability.
Certifications & Degrees
- Associates of Arts – Communication
- Bachelor of Arts – Facilities Management
- WSET Level 2 – Wine Spirits Education Trust
- CRT Award T Certification – Consejo Regulador del Tequila
Heather MillerSales Associate/Ecommerce Manager
Heather grew up in small town Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University with degrees in Food Science and Dietetics. Heather worked as a food scientist and dietitian most of her life, recently coming from a 15-year career at Conagra Brands where she led product development teams to create new retail food products. “I have always been curious about the science and art of how food is made. I have that same curiosity about wine.” She is so curious, in fact, that she planted wine grapes in her back yard and began making wine from those grapes in 2014.
Heather is married to John and is the mother of two boys, Jace and Noah. Heather loves to watch their boys play sports, watch movies, bake, spend time with family and, when she can find the time, explore wine areas with John. Heather is also a Certified Personal Trainer and Registered Dietitian and is the owner of FIT Within, where she offers fitness and dietary coaching.
Certifications & Degrees
- WSET Level 2 Wine – Wine & Spirits Education Trust
- Registered Dietitian – Commission on Dietetic Registration
- Bachelor of Science – Food Science, Iowa State university, May 1999
- Bachelor of Science – Dietetics, Iowa State University, May 1999
- Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine
Shelly CabralesWine Sales Associate
Shelly discovered the wine world in the summer of 2018 when she began working for Compass Wines in Anacortes, Washington. She brings knowledge of Washington and Oregon wines as well as a passion and fondness for Old World wines. She’s excited to be working once again in her hometown of Omaha, and looks forward to learning more about wines from California.