Jason L. Reimer, Esquire, The Vineyard at Hershey’s President, graduated from American University with an Economics and Communications degree and Penn State-Dickinson with a law degree. Jason practices law full time with Post & Schell’s business law and litigation group in Harrisburg representing clients in a vast array of commercial and personal disputes. The Vineyard at Hershey allows him to combine his passions: law, business, talking to people, and wine!
Doug Gellatly, The Vineyard at Hershey’s CFO, graduated in 1981 with an accounting degree. Ever since, Doug has never shied away from a new idea or adventure, as long as the numbers are right. He started out managing a mini-warehouse business, which evolved into opening personal storage units. For the last 15 years, Doug and wife, Stephanie, have owned Londonderry Storage in Londonderry Township. Almost 8 years ago, Doug and Stephanie had the opportunity to purchase a 40 acre farm along Rt 283 in Londonderry Township. They used 10 of the acres to launch Greenlin Pet Resorts (today Doug and Stephanie own a location in Mechanisburg, as well). Doug had always wanted to use the rest of the land as a working farm, and in Jason, Paul, and Mike he found three great friends that knew about growing grapes, making wine, and selling it. That farm is now the home of The Vineyard at Hershey.
L. Paul Vezzetti, The Vineyard at Hershey’s vineyard manager and winemaker, comes from an Italian family in Western Pennsylvania. While he enjoys his full time job in video broadcasting, in 2009, Paul’s passion is putting his tried and true experience as a winemaker to use while pursuing his long held dream of opening a winery. Working on the farm in the spring of 2010, Paul planted the first acre and half of vines on a hillside (facing east, of course) overlooking the natural spring pond on the Gellatly farm.
Michael Wilson, The Vineyard at Hershey’s Vice President of Marketing & Outreach, has an MBA and a strong background in marketing and social media. A graduate of the Leadership Harrisburg Area and Leadership Cumberland programs, as well as a former Vice President of Harrisburg Young Professionals and President/Founder of Carlisle Young Professionals, Michael is extremely passionate about local, independent business. Beyond “liking” and tweeting, the word on the street is that Michael may, or may not, have a wardrobe full of costumes and looks forward to #Wineing (in character) with guests at the vineyard’s fun events!
Ryan DeLutis, The Brewery at Hershey’s brewery manager and brewmaster has degrees from Shippensburg University in Art and Psychology, and he has carved a niche for himself as a graphic artist, web designer, and online marketer. But the opportunity to leave the cubicle and computer behind to pursue his passion for brewing full-time was the chance of a lifetime! Ryan brings over 7 years of brewing experience, numerous awards, and a dedication to create the absolute best beer experience for the public. The chance to sit on The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey’s deck with his wife Jen, sipping one of his handcrafted pints, while watching their two young children running through the hops and grapes in a few years will be Ryan’s dream come true.