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About usWHO WE ARE

Our staff at Grapes & Grains are passionate about what they do and want to share their knowledge with you.

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Gavin Garner

General Manager
Johns Creek

Karen Powell

General Manager
Chamblee
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Jennifer Peters

Store Manager
Johns Creek

Jennifer grew up in Denton, Texas, before moving with her family to Georgia. She ventured out to college at the University of Nebraska in Kearney to study media, marketing, music, and design. Returning to Georgia, her career in alcohol sales started in 2007 in a retail shop in Suwanee where she promoted through the ranks to become the store manager. In these formative years, Jennifer studied wine under a renowned British sommelier. She also discovered a passion for bourbon during a trip through several distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Jennifer pursued her whiskey education and became a certified Stave & Thief bourbon steward in 2020. Before joining the Grapes & Grains team, Jennifer traveled throughout Georgia and South Carolina as a brand ambassador.  She truly enjoys introducing people to new and different whiskeys.

Kenneth Go

Wine Director

Born and raised in Queens, NY, Kenny took some left turns before happily landing in the wine industry. A graduate of the Air Force Academy & Florida State University business school, a military assignment in northern Italy introduced him to the mysteries of wine. A few restless stints in the military and government later, he found himself starting over as the manager of a wine & spirits shop in Knoxville. From there he spent over a half-decade at Green’s as their wine buyer, before joining the Grapes & Grains family as the wine director. A WSET IV Diploma holder & fan of all the NY teams that don’t win, Kenny resides in Adair Park with his wife, four children, and two slightly overweight cats.

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Hallyn Wickersham

Events Director

A transplant from Birmingham, Alabama, Hallyn Wickersham has spent her entire working career in hospitality. She learned fine dining while working for the Stitt Restaurant Group in Birmingham, and since moving to Atlanta in 2019 has worked at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle and Bacchanalia as wine director and sommelier, respectively. She holds the advanced level 3 award in wines from the Wine & Spirit Education trust and is a certified sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers.

Jim Harmon

Liquor Buyer

Jim has been working in the retail side of the Alcohol Beverage industry since 1992.

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Marc Zipfel

Wine Consultant
Johns Creek

Charles Reimer

Wine Consultant
Chamblee
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TestimonialsMORE FROM OUR CUSTOMERS

Personal service

Excellent service, selection, and value. I also like that the store fits into the neighborhood so well. Drive-thru is the icing on the cake!!

JON

via Facebook

Amazing Selection

Friendly and helpful staff. My husband finally came home with good wine!

ROBIN

via Facebook

One-Of-A-Kind Items

Great selection at excellent prices. The staff was so helpful and I never sat in traffic to get there. A perfectly sized store with some very unique items.

LISA

via Yelp