Grayson is a Southern boy at heart. He grew up in Marietta, Georgia and attended college at Queens College in Charlotte, North Carolina where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music, Classical Guitar Performance. After many visits to Sonoma County to spend time with friends, he decided to make the move permanent. Grayson has called Sonoma County home since 2003.
While he has had careers ranging from working on movie sets, carpentry, and a five year stint in the corporate world, he found a passion for Pinot Noir. He started working with Talisman sharing his musical talents at special events and working a couple days a month in the tasting room just to help out.
He took a step back to observe his surroundings a little more closely and decided to see where the universe would take him. Grayson quickly became a huge and vital part of the Talisman family where he took on his primary rolls of Shipping Manager & Guest Educator as well as spending each harvest working as an accomplished Cellar Rat. “The time spent working crush has been such a fascinating and educational experience. I learn more with every harvest and as exhausting as each one is, I’m always excited for the arrival of the next”.
With love and gratitude for Pinot & People - Grayson Happyman Steele.