WINEMAKER SUSIE SELBY
Selby Winery was founded in 1994 by Susie Selby, Winemaker, and her father, David K. Selby, M.D. Dr. Selby was a Vietnam war hero, a marble sculptor, and a world-renowned spine surgeon who traveled internationally, primarily to Europe. These trips were instrumental in an affinity for old-world wines that he and Susie shared starting with the first vintages of Selby Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Susie learned to make wine in a hands-on apprenticeship environment, starting as a tasting room manager, then a forklift driver/Cellar Master and eventually becoming the Assistant Winemaker at a larger winery, while still making the Selby Wines. Prior to his sudden death in 1997, Dave and his wife Nancy, who lived in Dallas, would travel frequently to Wine Country to taste blends with Susie and enjoy the food and wine of the region. After Dave passed away Susie decided to continue the dream of Selby and managed to do it on her own through a lot of hard work and challenges. Today she still has no partners or investors. Selby Winery produces over sixteen different varietals and has won numerous awards and accolades. “Enjoy wine; enjoy life,” will continue to be Susie’s approach to being a winemaker. That expression, like the wines, is a reflection of the passion, the fun and the enjoyment that Susie and Dave shared.