You have no items in your shopping cart.
Brendan and Chrissy are passionate oenophiles with a combined 30 years in the wine industry. We are supported by, and surrounded with great friends and family who share in our wine obsession. Our portfolio is continuously growing, and we offer an array of wonderfully delicious wines that are some of the greatest we have ever tasted. We invite you to experience our wines; we are certain you will enjoy every bottle of wine you receive from us.
Founders & Co-Owners
Jeff’s career spans over 40 years in the helicopter and wine industry. He was President & General Manager of a major division of Bell Helicopter before founding Dart Helicopter Services LLC (now named Dart Aerospace) which became the world’s largest helicopter accessory company. Jeff sold Dart in 2011. In 2009, Jeff & Mary founded Quigley Fine Wines, when on a trip to Italy, they discovered that the best Italian wines were not being exported to the United States due to American importers focus only on quantity and price. Jeff is a commercial helicopter pilot and the author of 9 books. More can be learned about Jeff on his website at: jeffreymarkshapiro.com Mary has been a key component in Quigley Fine Wines over the last 13 years, working continually with our 34 International vineyards and their families. She is known as the “Ambassador” of Quigley maintaining and developing each relationship. Together, Mary and Jeff visit each vineyard on a 3 year cycle, maintaining relationships and are always on the hunt for new wines that fit the Quigley profile.
Melissa Burkette has been with Quigley Fine Wines for 11 years and is the company Controller. Melissa is a native of Elizabethton, TN and currently resides in Johnson City, TN. She is a graduate of East Tennessee State University with a BBA in Accounting. She is married to Dr. Gary Burkette, a retired professor. When not working, her hobbies are traveling, reading, crafting, and spending time with family, especially the grandchildren!
Driven by her love of great wine, Missy has over 20 years of experience in the wine industry. A journalism graduate of Syracuse University, Missy combines her love of wine with great storytelling to paint vivid narratives about the unique taste, history, and personal experience surrounding each vineyard and vintage. Missy is the “hostess with the mostess” and never misses the opportunity to share a great meal with the perfect pairing. Originally from Connecticut, Missy has lived in Madrid, Miami, Washington, D.C and all over Southern California. She loves traveling, spending time at the beach with her husband and two children, reading and gardening. Her favorite wines are White Burgundies, so much so that her daughter's middle name is Meursault!
Tasting Room Attendant
Her bubbly personality serving others matches her favorite wine. This Southern firecracker loves to create an unforgettable BBQ experience for her friends and family. You can find her in the tasting room entertaining others with wine knowledge and witty conversation.
Senior Wine Consultant & Wine Goddess Extraordinaire
Senior Wine Consultant