Scott Spelbring ~ Winemaker
Meet Scott Spelbring, our incredibly talented winemaker! We are Scott’s 5th Vintage in Loudoun County, although he has been involved in the Virginia wine industry since 2007. With his degree in Enology from Washington State and hands-on experience from owning his own 5-acre vineyard for 8 years, Scott truly takes pride in each step of the wine-making process from the vineyard to the glass. Scott specializes in small lot, Bordeaux Varietals and his passion is evident in his work at the winery. He brings fresh, new ideas not only into the wine-making process, but into marketing and wine club member events as well. When he is not in the cellar or vineyard, Scott enjoys spending time with his son, being outdoors, finding new wines (or whiskey!), and scuba diving.
Kevin Rupy ~ Counselor
Kevin Rupy brings to Bluemont Vineyard approximately 14 years of corporate and regulatory legal experience. He graduated from the American University, Washington College of Law in May, 2000 and received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University in New York City. Prior to obtaining his law degree, he spent approximately six years in the United States Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Captain.
Bruce Zurschmeide ~ Keeper of the Vines
Farming runs deep in our veins and Bruce has been doing it from the time he could walk. He wears just about every hat possible at Bluemont Vineyard from leading the vineyard growing team to supporting wine production and serving guests in the tasting room. Bruce is the catalyst for being one of the first of Virginia Wineries to plant Petite Manseng and is expanding production of Norton, an original Virginia Wine Grape, through his vine propagation efforts. Bruce has a unique knack for repairing and repurposing equipment but it is Bruce’s infectious’ humor and creativity that keeps our guests and family entertained. His love of farm and family are ever present on the mountain.
Debbie Zurschmeide-Schoeb ~ Weddings & Events
From picking flats of strawberries after school to working in the family Farm Market, Fruit of the Vine, Debbie has always embodied the Zurschmeide Family work ethic. She is a whirlwind of activity and keeps us all honing our team and service skills with innovative education. Her latest reading recommendation is The Pink Bat by Michael McMillan.
Debbie heads the team delivering exceptional service and events at The Stable at Bluemont Vineyard, one of Virginia’s premier barn wedding venues. Her attentiveness to our brides’ and grooms’ vision for their special day and leadership of a team of skilled event professionals is a hallmark of events at Bluemont Vineyard.
Hailey Zurschmeide ~ General Manager
Growing up at Great Country Farms, Hailey started honing her customer service skills at the tender age of 8 while standing on an apple crate to reach the cash register keys. She has worked countless weddings as part of the Savoir Fare LTD catering team and has an innate desire to deliver exemplary guest service.
After graduating with a degree in Tourism & Hospitality from Virginia Tech in 2015, Hailey is the first of the next generation of Zurschmeides to step into a management role at Bluemont Vineyard. She leads the Tasting Room Team with a passion for connecting our guests to the perfect glass of wine to elevate their experience.
Morgan Denfeld ~ Director of Marketing & Events Manager
Morgan joined the Bluemont Vineyard family in May 2016 after spending a year in Charlotte, NC working for a sales and marketing company. Morgan graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Marketing Management, so she has found her home at Bluemont Vineyard planning and executing events like the Bluegrass Festival, Food Truck Fridays, Wine Club Member Sunset Saturdays, Flight ‘n Bites…and she even makes the recipes for wine slushies and sangria!