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Meet Our Team

Mike Wackman

Owner & Wine Maker

Mike is the resident winemaker handling his family’s wines with the utmost care. Mike had always been interested in winemaking. He attended
Cal Poly, where he received a degree in Agricultural Business/Management.
On the job training at McConnell Estates Winery has allowed Mike to develop his talent for winemaking in a familiar environment. 

Alongside, is Mike's wonderful wife Patty. She is a huge hand in bringing McConnell Estates events to life. She has a wonderful way of tying everything together and has made McConnell Estates warm and welcoming for everyone that comes through. 


Katelyn Drummond

General Manager

Katelyn grew up around agriculture and is now bringing a creative side to this industry. As the General Manager for McConnell Estates Winery, she wears many hats. She has truly grown McConnell Estates into a flourishing event venue, along with substantially growing the Wine Club to include our extended McConnell family. You can find her chatting with visitors, pouring wine, giving wedding tours of the property, running around during concerts and events, but wherever you may find her, you can just tell that she loves what she is doing here.



Amanda Perry

Tasting Room & Marketing Manager

Amanda graduated California Polytechnic University of Cal Poly with a degree in Graphic Communication Management. Utilizing Cal Poly’s “Learn by Doing” motto, Amanda has received on the job education about wine. Now one of our most knowledgeable staff members, she is full of fun wine facts to teach to our staff and customers in the tasting room! Aside from wine education, Amanda runs our social media pages and marketing adventures. You might find her taking photos at events, pouring wine in the tasting room, or leading private tours around the property.


Alex Johnson

Event Manager

Alex graduated from Sacramento State University with a degree in Biology. Since graduating, she has decided to nurture her creative side as our Events Manager at McConnell Estates Winery. A bright and cheerful person, Alex spends her time “selling the fairytale” to the amazing couples that come to tour our wedding venue. Not only does she excel at event management, but she also creates beautiful, handwritten signage for winery events, has a unique talent for flower arranging, and an unmatched eye for detail that always leads her to success.