Shae Frichette, co-founder of Frichette Winery, is a native South Carolina girl who had dreams of pursuing acting. After graduating from her South Carolina high school, she embarked on a solo cross-country journey to Los Angeles, where she found work as an actress in the theater. She later worked “in corporate America” as a trainer in leadership development, she says. During this time, she met her future husband and co-founder, Greg. Together, they began to plot a new career and life in wine. After marrying, they decided to let fate determine where they would raise a family. A coin toss determined they would relocate to Washington State and enter into the wine business.
In 2011, Shae and Greg launched Frichette Winery in Benton City, Wash., in the Red Mountain AVA. In 2013, the couple opened a tasting room with 605 cases of 2011 vintage wine for sale. Today, Frichette is a 2,000-case, independent boutique winery offering seven different varietals including Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sémillon. Its wines are available in the tasting room, at events for wine club members, and in various Pacific Northwest restaurants and shops.
March 8th is International Women's Day. To celebrate, we’ve elected to highlight the accomplished women that sit on the Tri-City Regional Chamber’s Board of Directors. Thanks to all the women represented on the Regional Chamber’s board, staff, and membership.
Women on the Chamber's Board of Directors