Meet the people who are here to make your experience extra special!
Cody TestermanGeneral Manager
Cody has been a member of the Grace team since 2016. Cody started as the property manager and quickly became everyone's go to team member. His extreme eye for details comes from his particularly impressive career path. Cody's favorite pastime is a challenging escape room and he enjoying a snorkeling with sea turtles.
Kira GenslerEvent Manager
Temple graduate, Kira joined us in October 2018 but you wouldn't know it! Kira enjoys the energy of the event industry and is always up for a challenge. When Kira is not working she loves eating tacos, playing with Rita her cute bullterrier mix, adventuring to local breweries and exploring the city of Philadelphia.
Katelyn PatrickEvent Manager
Her favorite Grace wine is 1734 and her favorite food is pasta! She loves Reese’s (or really anything with chocolate!!!) In her free time Katelyn enjoys going to concerts with friends or relaxing at home and watching movies!!
Andrew YingstHead Winemaker
Andrew joined the team in July 2018. Andrew's passion for wine started during a backpacking trip in New Zealand. Andrew joins us with great knowledge on east coast growing and is very excited to expand the Grace Winery brand.
Maria HembekidesWine Program Director
Meet Maria, our tasting room manager! Maria began her wine journey in Virginia where she developed a love for east coast wine culture. If she’s not chatting with her regulars and first timers in our tasting room you’ll find her playing show tunes on the piano or hiking at Ridley creek state park.
This two-year-old brindle has lived here her whole life. You will probably find her greeting you by your car in the check in lot or escorting you over to the tasting room for a glass of wine. If you’re stopping by to visit the farm don’t forget the dogs love treats!
Rachel TestermanAssistant General Manager
Rachel, a Pennsylvania State University grad, has many years of experience in all different avenues of the hospitality industry. Responsible for the boom in events hosted at the Inn at Grace Winery, Rachel is now a pivotal member of team. In downtime she enjoys visiting a sunny beach, watching reality tv, cuddling her adorable puppy Nala, all while sipping a glass of Grace Pinot Gris.
Dan WoodExecutive Chef
Florida born and Tennessee raised, Executive Chef Dan worked in kitchens across the south before venturing north. Chef Dan found a home in the Philadelphia area where he landed a couple of spots working with talented chefs and cooks alike. Working predominately with Chef Keith Rudolf at Terrain in Glen Mills, PA, Dan also helped with the opening of Wilmington’s, La Fia Market Bistro as the sous chef to James Beard Foundation award winning chef, Bryan Sikora. He currently creates and executes all of Grace's private events bringing creativity and exceptional cuisine to the table every day.
Alton BriscoeSous Chef
Born in Chester, Pennsylvania, Sous Chef Alton Briscoe started working in a local neighborhood deli in his young teens. He eventually moved on to work at Terrain Cafe’ where he worked his way up to the position of lead line cook in addition to helping open their location in Devon, Pa. He enjoys reading autobiographies as well as being a DJ in his spare time.
Kim MahaffeyLead housekeeper
Born in Elkton, MD and raised in Oxford, PA. Worked in Healthcare for 27 years as a certified nursing assistance and environmental partner for skilled care units. I enjoy spending time with family, talking with my two sons James and Jordan, and watching reality TV while cuddled up with my two dogs Max and Anna.
Becky PriceLead housekeeper
Becky has been loving nicknamed “Squirrel”. She enjoys spending her days off with her two beautiful daughters and her golden retriever Bailey. Loves Indian food, the mountains, sunsets and a good Cabernet.
JulepThe Original Farm Dog!
This beautiful lab loves swimming in the pond or running through the vineyard with her dad. Julep is in charge of greeting everyone when they arrive to the farm! She may be six years old but she can keep up with the young ones!
Is the newest additional to the farm, but she’s never felt more at home. This seven-month-old pit bull/bullterrier mix just recently joined team but Julep and Nala put her straight to work. When Rita is not at work she loves cuddles, peanut butter snacks and meeting new dogs at the dog park!