Team Trillium

Let our staff create a delightful experience for you.  Our hope is that their warm smiles and friendly conversation will make you feel at home.

– Sunny Crane/tasting room manager

Koselig  [koosh-lee]

                                                                                                                      Norwegian

Bruce and Karen Cross+

Bruce and Karen Cross, Owners/winemaker

Bruce Cross, Jr.+

Bruce Cross, Jr., Winery/tasting room/tour guide/label designer

Sunny Crane+

Sunny Crane, Tasting Room Manager/Event Coordinator

Erik Griewisch+

Erik Griewisch, Vineyard Manager

Sherri Boon+

Sherri Boon, Tasting Room

Larry Boon+

Larry Boon, Tasting Room/vineyard

Krissy Gibbs+

Krissy Gibbs, Tasting Room

David Gibbs+

David Gibbs, Vineyard/Huckster maintenance

Ansley Bair+

Ansley Bair, Tasting Room

Isaac Crane+

Isaac Crane, Tasting Room

Bruce and Karen Cross

Bruce and Karen Cross, Owners/winemaker

Bruce and Karen both have a BS in Pharmacy from Auburn University and are retired pharmacists. They say that if they had known chemistry could be this much fun, they would have started the winery a long time ago!

In addition to pharmacy, Bruce is a retired naval aviator and Georgia Drugs and Narcotics special agent.  He enjoys woodworking,  tools,  planning and logistics.  Bruce is now the winemaker for Trillium.  He is responsible for the memorable experience in each bottle of Trillium wine.  Son, Will, and daughter-in-law, Ashley Cross,  join Bruce Sr, Karen and Bruce Jr in developing the perfect blends.

Karen enjoys wildflower hikes, animals, books, and all things related to the fiber arts.  She is currently playing with watercolor.  Karen is responsible for the wine club, website and the label stories.

 

Bruce and Karen Cross can be contacted at brucecross@trilliumvineyard.com.

 

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Bruce Cross, Jr.

Bruce Cross, Jr., Winery/tasting room/tour guide/label designer

Bruce has a Systems Administration degree from Silicon Valley College and attended the Savannah College of Art and Design.  He has become a valued member of the team.  Not only do we utilize his computer skills daily, but Bruce has become an expert in the winery lab and in making wine.

You will also see him in the tasting room, warehouse, and guiding tours.  Bruce is responsible for designing Trillium’s unique wine labels.  His  fingerprints are all over Trillium, and we love and appreciate him!

 

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Sunny Crane

Sunny Crane, Tasting Room Manager/Event Coordinator

Sunny is a true treasure.  She was aptly named, for her sunny disposition is a constant delight.  We are made in the Creator’s image, and Sunny has a rare eye for order and beauty.  Her ability to create something amazing from something simple continues to astound us.  She is the one who creates the atmosphere in Trillium’s tasting room.  When someone hosts an event, she is the one who makes it magical.  Even though you may only see her on the weekends, she works full time behind the scenes.

We laugh and tease Sunny when we can’t find an item in the tasting room.  She is constantly rearranging and making things fresh.  Sunny is routinely busy making things beautiful and pleasurable for our customers to enjoy.  Sunny is the face of Team Trillium, and isn’t it a beautiful face?

 

Sunny Crane can be contacted at sunnycrane@trilliumvineyard.com.

 

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Erik Griewisch

Erik Griewisch, Vineyard Manager

Erik comes to us with an impressive background in horticulture.  In addition to managing the vineyard, Erik has transformed the grounds of the tasting room with plants to delight our senses.  It is not uncommon to find him in the winery as well.  Erik is one of those rare individuals who sees something to be done and then does it.

Erik’s grandmother lived in Oslo.  He spent his childhood summers and a year of college in Norway.  He denies speaking fluent Norwegian, but it sounds fluent to the rest of us.

Erik served our country as a Marine.  He knows the value of teamwork, and we are thankful to have Erik as a major part of Team Trillium.  Without healthy grapes, we cannot have delicious wine!

 

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Sherri Boon

Sherri Boon, Tasting Room

Sherri owned her own successful business, home schooled her four children, and is now grandmother to 7!  Her car tag reads Mimi007.  If you want to be the best grandma, Sherri is your model.  She is amazing!  Her energy and joy are contagious.

Sherri’s attention to detail is much appreciated in the tasting room.  She is never afraid to tackle a complicated job.  She is a wonder with food preparation and budgeting and was our excellent wine club manager until her schedule became full to overflowing.

Sherri bakes her own bread and is an excellent cook and maker of fun.  She enjoys reading to wind down at the end of a busy day.

 

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Larry Boon

Larry Boon, Tasting Room/vineyard

Larry is a retired speech and drama teacher.  It is not uncommon for customers to come in, see him, and exclaim, “You were my favorite teacher!”  Larry is that sort of guy.

Larry has put many sweat-filled, muscle-aching days in the vineyard, but his personality really shines in the tasting room.  He lights up around the customers.  When he is not working at his own reconstruction business, he enjoys sports and playing with his grandchildren.

 

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Krissy Gibbs

Krissy Gibbs, Tasting Room

Krissy taught middle school in Cobb and Carroll counties for ten years.  Then she home schooled her own three children for 17 years.  That’s a lot of knowledge and patience!

Trillium appreciates Krissy’s steadiness and steadfastness.  She is a rock.  She cheerfully serves the customers and keeps the other team members’ spirits high.  Her friends often turn to her for a shoulder and sage advice.

Krissy is a member of the Thursday Woolgathering group and enjoys Bible journaling, reading, and dabbling in watercolor.  She won’t admit it, but she is a great cook.

 

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David Gibbs

David Gibbs, Vineyard/Huckster maintenance

David is a man of many talents, and we are thankful he shares them with Trillium.  He brings his agricultural expertise to the vineyard where he helps Erik coax the best out of the vines.  He is responsible for the maintenance and care of the 1929 Huckster.

David is retired from Lockheed.    He enjoys playing in the dirt on his farm and brings the staff scrumptious fresh vegetables.  David’s quiet spirit, wisdom, and quick wit are appreciated by all who know him.

 

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Ansley Bair

Ansley Bair, Tasting Room

Ansley is a breath of fresh air.  When she enters the tasting room, spring has arrived!  When Ansley first stepped behind the counter at Trillium, we immediately felt like she was part of the family.

Ansley received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Psychology from the University of West Georgia.  Currently, she works at The Prevention Resource and Advocacy Center as a Prevention Educator.  She is also presently pursuing a master of Education degree in Professional Counseling, also from the University of West Georgia.

She is a lover of animals and has three pets, Paisley, Piper, and Gypsy.  When she is not at Trillium on the weekends, she is either spending time with family, friends, or traveling.

 

 

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Isaac Crane

Isaac Crane, Tasting Room

Isaac is a hometown guy.  He was born and raised right here in Bremen, GA.  Each weekend Isaac charms our customers in the tasting room with his infectious charisma.  He has a heart for healing and service.  Isaac’s work outside the tasting room is in the healthcare industry.

When Isaac gets some time off, he enjoys fishing, hunting, watching Auburn athletics and traveling.

 

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