Co-Owner and President
As a former dance educator, community theater director and bank marketing director, Tamara’s expertise, experience and passion are for all things creative. For Tamara, owning and marketing a winery has been a wonderfully creative and fulfilling experience and far more fun than marketing money! She and her husband purchased Carlos Creek Winery in 2008 and have grown production from 3000 to 15,000 cases, quadrupled revenue, and increased profits over 500%. They are committed to the concept of a for-profit winery. Located on 160 acres in the Alexandria Lakes Area Viticulture Area of Minnesota, they produce still and sparkling wines and have earned over 250 medals at international competitions. Their best-selling and most awarded wines are from the Minnesota Nice Series, which include Hot Dish Red, Wobegon White and You Betcha Blushs and are served in 187ml plastic bottles at the Excel Energy Center, home of the Minnesota Wild. Tamara also serves on the Executive Board for the Minnesota Farm Winery Association.