Terry and Kathy Sullivan are the owners, writers and photographers for Wine Trail Traveler, LLC. Retired from careers in education, they now travel to wineries throughout the world and write about their experience. As of the spring of 2011, they have visited and written about more than 600 wineries. That included meeting numerous winemakers. Winemaking has its science connection as well as art form and historical roots. It just seemed like a natural flow from writing about wine to making wine.

Terry and Kathy began making wine at home in 2008. After wine kits of Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling, they decided to make a mead from scratch. The experience of making mead was more enjoyable than making wine from kits. The opportunity arose to craft a barrel of Cabernet Sauvignon at a new Virginian winery, thus, the creation of this website. Later another opportunity arose to create a barrel of Cabernet Sauvignon at a winery in Maryland.

Terry and Kathy have experienced many of the tasks done at wineries. Terry completed an online winemaking class through Washington State University. In addition to winemaking, the Sullivans helped Tin Lizzie Wineworks plant an experimental vineyard. They were offered a row and it was decided to plant a row of Petit Manseng.

This website contains posts about education, winery tasks, winemaking and vineyards.


Kathy racking wine at Vint Hill Craft Winery

Terry after the blueberry blast at Tin Lizzie Wineworks