Erin Wassum is one of the inspirations for Middle Sister Wines. Sandwiched between an older sister and younger brother, and therefore sheltered from the demands of either role, Erin was free to re-invent herself on a regular basis. From fashionista to social butterfly to flower child to happy rebel, Erin loves trying things on for size (especially vintage stuff from the thrift shop).
For Erin, pink is really magenta...why have just one hair color when you can have three or four thrown in…short girls belong in stilettos…and wine makes life more delicious! The self-described heart of her family, Erin is independent, loyal, feisty, original and endlessly amusing—everybody has an Erin in their life. Middle Sister is dedicated to your "Erin"- and the Middle Sister attitude in all of us.
Philosophy: I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a Toys ‘r Us kid.
The Founding Mother
Middle Sister is Terry Wheatley's baby! A wine professional with over 30 years in the business, Terry began her career as a teenage rodeo trick rider promoting E&J Gallo wines in California. In fact, she married a champion professional cowboy and raised two children while working her way up to a senior position at E&J Gallo! Yee-haw!
Terry became one of the top female wine executives in the business while at Sutter Home Winery. Her mission has long been to bring a female point-of-view to the male-dominated world of wine. Terry and her friends started her wine company, Canopy Management, to create delicious, affordable wines inspired by stories from her life experiences.
Middle Sister was inspired by the style and attitude of the sassy second daughter of one of her closest friends (Erin!) and all the middle sisters she has met along her way.
Philosophy: Play nice in the sandbox or take your toys and go home.