About the Vintner

Hartford Hill Winery’s Vineyard Manager and Winemaker, Olivia Blank, is a Youngstown, OH native.  She earned her certificate in Viticulture and Enology at the Tairawhiti Polytechnic in Gisborne, New Zealand in June of 2007.  Olivia returned to the states to work a harvest at Bedell Cellars on the North Fork of Long Island, NY.  In 2008, she married a Kiwi (New Zealand native) and moved back to Gisborne for a short time.  Olivia and Stuart returned to Ohio with their young daughter five years ago.  Enchanted with the ideas and passion of winery owners, Randy and Carolyn Wyand, she couldn’t wait to be a part of Hartford Hill.  Olivia hopes to bring to fruition the Wyand’s vision of a spectacular venue and setting where people can enjoy a truly well-crafted wine.