Leslie graduated from NC State University in 2013 with a degree in Chemistry. After spending time as a laboratory technician and research assistant, she decided to go back to school. In 2017, she graduated with a degree in the Viticulture and Enology Technology program at Surry Community College. During her time at SCC, she worked under David Bower to produce award winning wines for Surry Cellars.
Leslie began as an intern in the spring of 2016 at Davesté and is now our Winemaker and Vineyard Manager. According to Leslie, “Wine is a growing industry in our state, and I love how it is a combination of art and science.” She says that the best part of her job is being involved in all aspects of production and how each vintage comes with a story.