Barrels & Tanks

The Winemakers

Jake Busching

Jake Busching is the Head Winemaker for both Eastwood and Barrels & Tanks. He is also known for his highly praised private brand of small batch vineyard-sourced wines, Jake Busching Wines, which he launched in 2015 and will be producing at the incubator. He has worked in Virginia wine country for 26 years planting, growing, and developing industry-leading wineries. He has worked both in small batch and commercial production operations, custom crush, and vineyard and winery consulting across the state of Virginia and beyond. 

Jake served as a board member of the Monticello Wine Trail for 13 years, has chaired the Research and Education Committee for the Virginia Wine Board for 5 years and has taught Viticulture and Enology classes at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville since 2012.

Joy Ting

Joy Ting is the Research Enologist for the Winemakers Research Exchange and owner/winemaker for Joy Ting Wine.  Joy began her wine career working in the lab at Michael Shaps Wineworks, eventually serving in the roles of enologist, production manager, and winemaker there.  In 2018, Joy took the helm of the Virginia Winemakers Research Exchange, a non-profit organization funded by the Virginia Wine Board with the mission of promoting innovation through experimentation and education in the wine industry.  As the Research Enologist, she works with winemakers all over Virginia to test new winemaking approaches and share promising results, cultivating a community of curiosity and collaboration.  Joy was named the Virginia Wine Person of the Year in 2023 by the Virginia Wineries Association. 

Julie Linker

We are thrilled to introduce Julie Linker as one of the suiteholders at Barrels & Tanks. She expects to release her first vintages in September 2024 including a Virginia Roussanne and Cabernet Franc. Her new winery is called Delve Wines. Check back soon for more details!

More Information On The Other Two Winemakers Coming Soon!