Rick PlambeckOwner/Founder - Old Vine Wine & Spirits
Rick has spent the last 20 years of his professional career within the wine and spirits industry. His journey started in the wine & spirit wholesale business as a territory account manager, working his way up holding various management positions. He helped build many successful wine and spirit brands in the marketplace by leading and growing sales teams and held the position of Trade Development manager for brands such as Deutsch Wine & Spirits, Tito’s Vodka, Casamigos Tequila, and many more.
Today, Rick has turned his attention to growing his own brand, Old Vine Wine & Spirits. Rick loves to pass on his wealth of industry and brand knowledge to his team and his customers. Watching how excited someone gets when they discover that memorable bottle of wine or whiskey is truly what makes him excited about the future for Old Vine Wine & Spirits and his customers.
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
Shelly CabralesStore Manager
Shelly, originally from Omaha, discovered the wine world in the summer of 2018 when she began working for Compass Wines in Anacortes, Washington. A natural curiosity led Shelly to ask a myriad of questions that customers also bring to the table. She brings knowledge of Washington and Oregon wines as well as a passion and fondness for Old World wines. As a former bartender, she’s used to sizing up a variety of concerns and delivering the best product with a smile. In other words, her answers cut to the chase without spilling over with flowery language.
Shelly has intense passion for wine, live music, singing karaoke, and spending quality time with friends and family. She is engaged to her best friend, Brian. They recently purchased their first home, and are looking forward to exploring the wine, food, and music hotspots in their new neighborhood.
Certifications & Degrees
- WSET Level 2 Wine, With Merit – Wine & Spirits Education Trust, Jan 2021
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Kaplan University, Dec 2010
- Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Kaplan University, Jun 2008
Rachel JohnsonWine Specialist
Rachel’s love for wine grew substantially after a trip to Napa Valley, where she had the opportunity to visit an abundance of wineries while learning about the wine-making process and tasting different varietals along the way. After returning home, her passion for wine culture expanded and eventually led her to pursue a career in the industry at Old Vine Wine and Spirits. Rachel’s background in coaching and client management lends itself to a love for interacting with others who share the same interests and discussing wine in a friendly, approachable manner.
Rachel and her husband, Colin, recently gave birth to their first child and greatest blessing, Genevieve. Although her free-time outside of family is somewhat limited at the moment ;), her interests include traveling, exploring local foodie spots, listening to live music, and getting outside with her dog, Gus. Rachel’s currently pursuing further education in wine, and looks forward to increasing her knowledge in the years to come!