Wine tasting isn’t just about the how the wines taste. It’s about having an experience that can affect our perception of the wine and the winery. Every person behind the bar is the winery and every word spoken is a part of that experience. We strive to make that experience just as good as our wines.
– Teresa Moye, General Manager
Fujishin Family Cellars typically focuses on unique wines, showcasing its strengths in ways that please the senses. We try to do the same with our staff. Every team member is unique and highlighting their strengths in our tasting room makes the experience more enjoyable for everyone.
Martin co-founded Fujishin in 2009 with Teresa Moye and serves as the Winemaker for both Fujishin Family Cellars and their sister brand, Free Dog Wines.
He started his career in the wine industry working the tasting room from Koenig Winery in 2003, and as Vineyard Manager for Bitner Vineyards from 2006-2008. He taught the Viticulture and Enology program at Treasure Valley Community College from 2009 to 2013. He also worked for a neighboring winery, Koenig, as Assistant Winemaker from 2006 to 2019.
Martin holds a BA in Business Administration from the College of Idaho and received winemaking training from UC Davis.
When he has spare time, he enjoys gardening, remodeling projects with Teresa and foodie travels.
Martin Fujishin can be contacted at email@example.com.
Teresa co-founded Fujishin Family Cellars in 2009 with Martin Fujishin and is the creative mind behind our sister label, Lost West Winery. She generally manages both brands and deals with the day-to-day operations in the tasting room.
She started her career in the wine industry through immersion, and lots of “hands-on” training. She used her unique perspective, creative abilities and explorative nature to help create the brands you see today. In 2014, she received a degree in IT to help in other areas of the businesses.
When she is not busy “doing all the things”, she is a gamer, mixed media painter, and crafter that enjoys the research of trying wines with everything.
Teresa Moye can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annie joined Fujishin while still a student at the College of Idaho, working weekends in the tasting room as she pursued her degree in Environmental Studies.
After graduating, she served as Annual Fund Director for the College of Idaho but followed her passion for wine back into the industry, rejoining the winery as our Director of Hospitality Services.
Annie handles all aspects of managing the tasting room, events, and training new employees. She recently completed her Level 1 Sommelier Certification and continues to learn and grow in the Northwest Wine Industry.
When she’s not at the tasting room, she enjoys food and travel with her husband Joe, and adventures in Idaho’s outdoors with her canine companion Zoey.
Annie Morrison can be contacted at email@example.com.
Drake started his adventure in wine working in the tasting room here at Fujishin.
He was promoted to the position of Director of Member Services in April of 2019 and will manage the wine clubs, events, and special projects for the winery full-time, starting in June of 2019.
Energy and enthusiasm are his trademarks, and he does an awesome job of balancing his school life as a student, and Associated Student Body President at College of Idaho with his time here at the winery.
Drake Kuykendall can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jere moved with her family to Idaho in 1996. After working as a customer service & operations executive for several local companies, she retired in 2017. She currently is a small business owner and enjoys providing care for her grand-daughter.
A Fujishin club member since 2014, Jere saw the perfect opportunity to support her wine habit by coming to work at the winery in 2020. She enjoys sharing her love of wine and Idaho with our customers.
Jere and her husband, Paul, enjoy traveling, wine tastings, and food pairings.
Jere Coffey can be contacted at email@example.com.
Fujishin is fortunate to have an amazing and diverse team of hospitality professionals that provide exceptional guest experiences to all those that visit us along the Sunnyslope Wine Trail. We hope you will come make yourself at home and get to know this awesome group of fun-loving and knowledgeable folks.
Our Tasting Room Team can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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