Tasting Room & Wine Club
Tasting Room Manager
Elissa joined the Elk Cove team in March 2017. Her interest in wine started in 2007, her last year at Linfield College, when she started taking care of a small vineyard outside Hillsboro and making wine from that year’s harvest. Since then Elissa has worked in Sales and Hospitality at Adelsheim Vineyard, Domaine Drouhin Oregon and Blizzard Wines. She is a born and raised Oregonian who enjoys hiking the Pacific Northwest, exploring the Oregon coast and enjoying the food, beverages and urban setting of Portland.
Wine Club & Events Manager
Taylor joined the Elk Cove team in February 2018. Her entry into the world of wine was circuitous; dancing professionally across the globe led her sampling wines of the world. A California native, Taylor arrived in Oregon on a Graduate Teaching Fellowship at the University of Oregon. Taylor holds her level I Sommelier certification. When she’s not working, you can find her volunteering as a Yamhill County Master Gardener.
Wine Club and Shipping Coordinator
Sabine has been working in Elk Cove’s tasting room since 2016. After living in Los Angeles for ten years, she spent two years studying Art History in Lugano, Switzerland before falling in love with Oregon. In her off time, she enjoys travelling, cooking and photography.
Amy joined the Elk Cove team in February 2019. She’s been interested in food for as long as she can remember, and started learning about the world of wine when she moved to New York City after culinary school. During her time there, she worked in wine retail and as a personal chef. Since then, she has worked as Winery Chef at Adelsheim Vineyard and Rex Hill. Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, floral arrangement, taco trucks, and spending time with her husband and cats.
Tasting Room Lead
Neil has been part of the Elk Cove team since early 2018. Born and raised in Massachusetts, he spent several years working in the LA music industry before drifting up to Oregon. An avid cidermaker and fan of all things fermented, he has a long history in wine sales and education. Neil has now lived in Oregon since 2006, which he hopes counts as being at least half local. Being a family man he has no free time, but if he did you’d find him at his drum kit, reading, or wandering the backroads of Yamhill County with his dog Solstice.