Meet the Team

1040 Crane Creek Road | Young Harris, GA 30582 | 706.379.1236

Eric & DeAnne Seifarth

Owners & Founders

Born in Atlanta, Eric traveled globally with his family who worked for the U.S. State Department. After high school in Atlanta, he attended West Point and served as a U.S. army officer, particularly in Northern Italy. There, he gained a passion for winemaking in regions like Tuscany, Veneto, and Friuli. On retiring, Eric decided to embark on a second career of winegrowing in North Georgia Mountains.

Born in California and raised in Iowa, DeAnne met Eric during her time as an army veterinarian. After returning to Georgia from Italy, she founded Blairsville Animal Hospital, where she now practices part-time. DeAnne also contributes to Crane Creek, curating for the Farmhouse Market shop. She aims to demystify both wine and art, two of her greatest passions.

  • Eric and DeAnne
  • Eric and DeAnne

Peter Seifarth

Winemaker & VP

Son of Eric and DeAnne, you may have seen him running around as a little kid during the early years here at Crane Creek. He now works full-time as Winemaker, learning to carry on the family trade. With his wife Jess, they are excited to take on the business and continue the tradition of producing great Georgia wine.

  • winemaker peter seifarth crane creek vineyards
  • winemaker peter seifarth crane creek vineyards

Jess Seifarth

Marketing Coordinator & Wine Club Manager

Jess first came to Crane Creek in 2014 to visit her friend Peter’s stomping grounds. On her visit, she got roped into helping with winter vine pruning and quickly fell in love with the vineyard and its people. The rest is history, and now she lives and works at Crane Creek full-time with her (now) husband, Peter. Hobbies include playing board games, riding roller coasters, and making bad art.

  • jess seifarth crane creek vineyards
  • jess seifarth crane creek vineyards

David Sanford

Off-site Sales Manager

A lifelong resident of Georgia and graduate of Georgia Southern University, David brings a variety of skills and warm hospitality to Crane Creek. After founding a boutique catering business in Atlanta, he came to CCV where he catered many incredible weddings and events. Now David manages our Offsite Sales Program, and is a friendly face behind the Tasting Room Bar. Not only that, but he also has a knack for design– leading the charge to decorate the tasting room and surrounding grounds during the holidays.

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  • david sanford delivery van crane creek vineyards

Kirsten Gleaves

Event Coordinator

Kirsten is the planner & coordinator of our incredible special events at Crane Creek. Kirsten and her husband Randy relocated from Metro Atlanta to the mountains, captivated by its scenery and serenity. She utilizes her extensive arsenal of hospitality experience to plan weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, and more, all while enjoying a breathtaking view and collaborating with a wonderful team.

  • Kirsten Gleaves crane creek vineyards
  • Kirsten Gleaves crane creek vineyards

Jac Clark

Estate & Vineyards Manager

Jac “Cousin Jac” Clark came to Crane Creek during the harvest of 2019. His degree in International Affairs from Kennesaw State allowed for a seamless transition into agriculture. “My college French courses really help me pronounce the names of most of our grape varietals,” says Jac. When he’s not out in the vineyard you can find him on a hiking trail or tossing a frisbee.

  • Jac Clark Crane Creek Vineyards
  • Jac Clark Crane Creek Vineyards

Kyle Trimmer

Cellar Master

Kyle hails from New Jersey where he worked for many years at a commercial Christmas tree farm. Looking for a better life for him and his family, Kyle packed up and headed south, bringing his farming skills with him. Kyle is also the chief mechanic for Crane Creek, keeping our equipment in top shape.

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  • kyle trimmer crane creek vineyards

Justin Moody

Grounds Keeper

A Towns County native, Justin has worked at Crane Creek Vineyards for many years as a farm hand. His knowledge and dedication has contributed to the success of the vineyard. Additionally, Justin, as the head groundskeeper, keeps the property looking its very best. Thanks Justin!

  • justin moody crane creek vineyards
  • justin moody crane creek vineyards
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