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Our Team

With years of experience, a passion for wine, and a knack for hospitality, the team at TWC is here to make your wine dreams come true.


 
Dave Bryant, General Manager

Dave Bryant is the General Manager of the Texas Wine Collective (formally 4.0 Cellars), in Fredericksburg, TX.  Dave leads and motivates the TWC team to successfully represent three Texas wineries (Brennan Vineyards, Lost Oak Winery and McPherson Cellars).

After spending more than a decade leading luxury wineries in the Napa Valley, he and his family relocated to the Texas Hill Country in 2019. The opportunity to make a lasting impact on a small group of wineries and the industry as a whole, is what pulled him East.

Dave’s experience includes leadership positions with well established brands (Alpha Omega Winery, John Anthony Vineyards, Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards) and consulting for smaller start up brands. Dave’s expertise in strategic planning, winery operations, and proven ability to deliver results, has established his reputation among industry veterans

 
Beth Bayliss, Director of Operations

Beth Bayliss grew up in the Dallas area. After graduating from Texas State University in San Marcos, she moved to Austin where she lived for 11 years. Her interest in wine started after college and a visit to Napa in 2010. Beth completed her Level 1 Wine Certification in 2012. She began her career at Texas Wine Collective in 2014 as Tasting Room Coordinator and is now the Director of Operations. She handles tasting room management, recruiting and hiring, logistics, and business development and has been instrumental in growing the Texas Wine Collective to be one of the most successful direct to consumer wineries in the state of Texas. Beth enjoys spending time with her husband and three pups, traveling to beach destinations, and drinking Texas wine!

 
Cristol Corpus, Director of Wine Clubs

Cristol Corpus currently serves as the TWC Director of Wine Clubs. She joined the team in March 2015 as the Wedding and Event Manager and brought her love for the hospitality industry with her. Upon her college graduation, she began her career in event planning at Abilene Christian University. Cristol later spent five years with Omni Hotels before her career lead her to wine country. Raised in Johnson City, she was eager to return home to the beautiful Hill Country with her husband Andrew and their two children. She joined the staff at Becker Vineyards in 2007 and served as both the Wine Club & Events Manager. Becker Vineyards saw exponential growth during her tenure, and she was eager to share her knowledge with the 4.0 Cellars team on their journey to become one of the top tasting rooms in the Hill Country. She served as the Wedding and Event Manager until November of 2019, before transitioning into her current role as the Director of Wine Clubs. She believes, our wine club members are not only part of our core existence, but they are also our biggest ambassadors. Cristol’s drive for perfection, attention to detail, and top customer service leads our wine club team to ensure overall member satisfaction, retention, and growth.

Jean Hoefliger, Consulting Winemaker

Jean Hoefliger is an artisan inherently driven to push the envelope, continually challenging the cognizance of, not only winemaking, but life in general. With an insatiable appetite for art, philosophy, and a good discussion, Jean thrives when his creativity and passion are left unbound by conventional thinking. Whether in the vineyard, at the winery, home, or around the table with friends - old and new - Jean brings these pursuits alive with playful banter and endearing jokes. In his winemaking, the essence of these experiences is brought to life through a particular craft of winemaking: fundamentally balanced by his experiences in Bordeaux, now left unbridled on the frontier of Napa Valley, making a delectable intersection between the past and future of wine. Jean Hoefliger was born and raised in Switzerland. His initial experience took him from Switzerland to California where he worked at Michel Schlumberger and Hartford Family in Sonoma followed by Bordeaux and South Africa, making wine at the esteemed estates of Chateau Carbonnieux, and Meerlust. Completing a winemaking and viticulture degree at the Swiss federal school of Changins, Jean made his way back to Bordeaux making wine at Chateau Lynch-Bages, and then moving back to California where he spent five years as winemaker for Newton Vineyard from 2001to 2005. In 2005 Jean started Alpha Omega Winery as the Winemaker and General Manager while concurrently building his consulting business with many projects around the world. At Alpha Omega he was running the business along with the production, specializing in Direct to Consumer strategy and National Sales. After 10 years, the business reached a size that required more time than he had, and he moved away from the business management to focus solely on winemaking. Two years later in 2019, Jean decided to shift his career to become a full time Consulting Winemaker, therefore, shifting his role within the Alpha Omega organization. Jean has built his client wineries over the years to include: Monteverro in Tuscany, Pact(e) in Burgundy, Perinet in Priorat, Tolosa Winery in Edna Valley, Grapeheart in Suisun Valley, V. Vineyards in Sonoma County, and Alpha Omega, The Debate, Clark-Claudon, Decades 5, Theorize, Sunshine Valley, MR Michel Rolland, AXR and Hill Family Estate all from Napa Valley. Jean’s consulting business includes everything he loves from managing farming, to crafting world class wines, to advising on business strategies and even building and implementing the sales structure for clients. Jean’s passion, knowledge, scientific training and innate ability put him in a unique position to take the best grapes around the world and transform them into wines and brands worthy of world class standing.

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