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 various iterations of the same company over 9 years. While there, he met Laura after her office location was moved a few doors down from his own. 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, eLocal.com which he left in late 2017 to focus on the winery full time. 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.
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 a few dogs roaming the property at any given time. They are all rescues and adorable in their own way. During the week you might even see Abbey or Shelby who are plastered all over our marketing materials. They are both herding mixes and generally love people so we put them to work in the vineyard!