Steve Rutkowski

I first became interested in wine about 20 years ago.  I began by trying to taste as many different wines as I could.  I supplemented this tasting with some travel to Napa, Sonoma, and the Willamette Valley in Oregon.  Eleven years ago a part time opportunity opened up for me at Garland Wines (then Madinger Wines), and I have been here ever since.  My main goal is for customers to enjoy their experiences with wine, as wine should not be intimidating.  With respect to my own wine preferences, I am a big fan of wines from the Rhone Valley in France.