Meet Our Wine Maker: Daniel Brink
Dan is fifth generation Pomeroy, the Great-Great Grandson of E.C.Pomeroy, founder of Pomeroy Farm. Dan's interest in wine began while he was in college at Washington State University. With little exposure to the world of wine and very few expectations Dan enrolled in a wine tasting class provided by the School of Hospitality. By the end of the course the seeds of Dan's passion for wine had been planted and he saw the potential success of bringing a winery to the family farm. It would be many years before he would see that idea come to fruition.
Following University Dan pursued different career paths, including that of Professional Golfer, but eventually ended up back at the family farm. Dan still had visions of a winery, but in the mean time designed and implemented a plan to host weddings and major events. The Pomeroy Farm is now a regional destination for weddings and the like.
Dan began working with local wineries. He began making his own wine and circulating it through the family with informal tastings. Dan took part in the Washington State AgForestry Leadership Program and made other contacts within the wine industry. The idea of a winery began to take hold and Dan didn't let up.