Meet The Wisdom Oak Winery Team
Jason Lavallee - CEO / Owner
Jason grew up on Cape Cod but quickly found there was not enough "action" for him there as a teenager. After receiving an athletic scholarship to Drexel University, he moved to Philadelphia to get a taste of the big city. After being hired out of an internship to a local financial firm, he continued his career with the many iterations of the same company for 9 years. While there, he met Laura after her office location was moved a few doors down. The couple started to learn about wine as an excuse to keep seeing each other and the rest is history! Jason left the financial firm in 2010 to help start a nationwide media company where he is currently the COO. Jason is responsible for all aspects of the vineyard, winemaking and all winery operations at Wisdom Oak Winery.
Laura Lavallee - President / Owner
Laura grew up in northern Maryland's farm country. After attending college in North Carolina, she moved to Philadelphia to start her career in the financial services industry. While working at various firms, she became involved in a spinoff firm which eventually sold and left her looking for something new. She landed a job in corporate accounts at the same financial firm as Jason shortly thereafter. The two worked together for an entire year before saying anything to each other, but eventually found common ground with food and wine. Laura is currently responsible for all aspects of the tasting room, compliance, human resources and events at Wisdom Oak Winery.
Romulus "Pascall" Pascall - Vineyard / Property Manager
Pascall has been working on property since the inception of the vineyard in 2001. He has played many roles since then, but is now settled in as vineyard manager, where he makes sure the vineyard produces the best fruit possible. He oversees day to day operations of the vineyard, our treatment program as well as property management. When you come through those gates on to the property and say "wow", that is Pascall at his best!
Elaine Lavallee - Hospitality / Mom
Elaine was an educator on Cape Cod for 36 years before retiring to dedicate more time to her church. After a decade of pleading for her to move closer to Jason & Laura, she finally made the move in 2016. Now that winery operations were heating up, she wanted to do her part to make sure it was a success. It also brought her closer to her new grandson, Benjamin, who is probably the real reason she moved but no complaints here!
Vineyard Dogs - Bird Control
There are usually 4-6 dogs roaming the property at any given time. They are all rescues and are adorable in their own way. In the tasting room, you might even see Abbey or Shelby. Both herding mixes and generally love people so we put them to work!