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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.


 
Beth Bayliss, General Manager

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

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 has advanced to Tasting Room Manager, Director of Operations and is now the General Manager. In her tenure, she has handled 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 two 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.

 
Amber Saidler, Director of Operations

As Director of Operations at Texas Wine Collective, Amber Saidler uses her creativity, attention to detail, and focus on hospitality, as well as her party planning experience, to maintain our brand values and ensure positive guest experiences. A Texan since 2012, Amber is also a proud alum of Le Cordon Bleu in Dallas where she earned an Science degree in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Operations Management. When she’s not serving as TWC’s "professional chaos coordinator,” Amber can be found enjoying time with her husband Shane and their sweet, little boy James Watson.

 

 
Brandon Owens, Tasting Room Manager

Brandon grew up in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and attended the University of Texas at Austin where he earned a degree in Communications and Advertising. He began his career at a small computer company (Apple) before venturing out into entrepreneurship and opening (and closing) a handful of small businesses. Brandon has always had an interest in the wine industry, and when the opportunity presented itself to join the Texas Wine Collective team, he took it. He loves to see members and guests with big smiles on their faces as they sip TWC’s tasty Texas wines and enjoy some much-deserved R&R. When he’s not at work, you can find Brandon exploring a trail, chasing around his kindergartner, or listening to live music while enjoying any number of Texas treats.

 

 
Stacey Dudley, Wine Club Assistant Manager

As Wine Club Assistant Manager, Stacey has a hand in almost every aspect of the Wine Club and is always happy to help our members with their Wine Club needs.

Stacey is originally from Katy but grew up in New Braunfels. After earning her degree in History from Southwest Texas State University, she moved from Austin to Dripping Springs in 2000. Her love for Texas wine began in the mid 90’s when she began making frequent trips to the Fredericksburg area for wine tasting. She started working in the Tasting Room at Becker Vineyards in February 2002 where she expanded her knowledge about wine, how it is made, and the culture surrounding it. In 2016, she joined Texas Wine Collective (still 4.0 Cellars at that time) as Wine Club Coordinator before advancing to the Assistant Manager position. She is responsible for helping with membership updates, facilitating the shipping and pickup of orders, and answering any questions that our members may have. She loves meeting new members and catching up with others who have been members for years. In her spare time, Stacey enjoys time with family and friends, road trips, and furthering her love of wine.

 
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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Dave Bryant, Consultant

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

 

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