In December 2000 Jim and Cindy first purchased the Willow Spring farm. They originally planned on having the 18th century barn at the center of the land registered as a historic property, but within two weeks of purchasing the farm received a letter from the city that the barn was condemned. Plans scuttled, the family began to disassemble the dilapidated barn, preserving the gorgeous 18th century wood for an eventual re-build. Then began the seven year-long project to clear the land, plant our first vines, and in 2007 officially become Willow Spring Vineyards, LLC.
Meet the Team
Co-owner Cindy Parker, a nurse at Lawrence General Hospital, shares her creativity and talent with our WSV family. Warm and welcoming touches are created by Cindy. Cindy can frequently be seen mowing the expansive lawn at the vineyard. The beautiful landscaping reaps the benefit of her green thumb.
Co-owner Jim worked for the city of Haverhill for 30 plus years, retiring in 2016. Restoring the barn and tending the grapes is truly a labor of love for Jim. Walking into the barn you can find Jim working on some project or another, whether inside or out.
Wine Maker / Manager
Our vinter Brandi lovingly develops and cultivates our wines. Previously employed in the industry Brandi has furthered her expertise, participating in Cornell University Viticulture and Enology Experience. Brandi is the force behind Willow Spring Vineyards’ award winning wines.
Events Coordinator / Manager
Jade has been with the Willow Spring Vineyards team since the beginning. Starting as a fairweather employee, she joined in 2012 as a volunteer. With a growing business, Jade decided to commit as a full time employee in 2015. Jade can be found running events or holed away in the office.