Noviello Vineyards | Our Story
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Our Story

 

Fredric Stern, MD | Owner

Dr. Fredric Stern is a well-known and respected facial plastic and cosmetic surgeon practicing in Bellevue, Washington. He has been voted “Best Plastic Surgeon” by both King 5 Best of Western Washington and 425 Magazine. Dr. Stern received his medical degree at Columbia University and clinical training at the University of Washington.

Fredric’s passion for fine food and wine dates back many years, to numerous wine tasting and culinary experiences in France, Italy, Napa/Sonoma Valleys, Willamette Valley and Walla Walla. Fredric has produced fine, handcrafted wines as a “garagìste” for the past eight years and received an Enology degree at Washington State University in 2011. He brings the same passion for form and function to Noviello Vineyards that he does to plastic surgery. In addition to medicine and winemaking, Fredric is a published author, having written a medical thriller, The Endorphin Conspiracy, in 2012.

Fredric and his wife, Ana, have a second home in Orondo on the Columbia River, 20 minutes from downtown Chelan, WA. They enjoy cycling, hiking, gardening, time with family and friends, and their two Cairn Terriers.

Ana Stern | Owner & Director of Marketing

Ana was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the great granddaughter of Luigi & Ana Noviello. She moved to Seattle with her parents in 1970. Growing up on Beacon Hill, Ana maintained a connection to her Italian and Argentine roots, learning the art of Italian cooking and home wine making (and Limoncello!) from both her grandmother and mother.

Ana brings a strong creative presence and passion for service to Noviello Vineyards. As an event planner, Ana founded Premier Concierge, LLC in 1996 – the first corporate concierge firm in the Seattle area. Most recently Ana was a Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker Bain in Bellevue, focusing on high end luxury residential real estate market homes, and earning both a Silver Medal Award and a Certified Luxury Property Specialist designation.

Ana’s passion is to provide the highest level of quality service to every client she encounters. She is excited to bring the same level of service to Noviello Vineyards and continues to enhance her knowledge of the wine industry by regularly attending classes at the UC Davis Mondavi School of Wine, Northwest Wine Academy and WSU School of Wine Business Management.

Ana is committed to a healthy lifestyle, which includes staying active, cooking with locally-sourced organic foods, spending lots of time with her family and – of course – enjoying excellent wines!

Charlie Hoppes

 

Charlie Hoppes | Winemaker

Charlie is the Winemaker and Owner of Fidelitas Wines and Wine Boss, a consulting business for small wineries.

After graduating from the renowned Viticulture and Enology program at the University of California – Davis in 1988, Charlie returned to Washington State to begin working for various wineries including,  Mike Januik, Waterbrook, and Chateau St. Michelle which included working with the Antinori family on the initial vintages of Col Solare.

In 2000 Charlie started his own winery Fidelitas, and later purchased land in the Red Mountain AVA where he planted several acres of red varietals.  He truly believes that grapes from the Red Mountain AVA are special and unique, and the best of Washington wines are still to come!