Our Wine Making Team

Our award winning wine making team has earned over 50 international and local awards for our wines in the almost 10 years we have been in operation. Meet our winemakers:


Christopher Lanning

Wine Maker

Chris Lanning was introduced to the world of wine while studying for his undergrad at Walla Walla in Washington state. Through a part-time job while in school, he met numerous winemakers and discovered, not only his love for wine but also, the winemaking process. After spending two years teaching, he decided to follow his passion and set out to be a vintner. He spent time studying in France and Spain and worked as a winemaker in New Zealand, France, and Washington state before settling down in his home state of Maryland and joining the Olney Winery family.

Bob Elmore

Assistant Wine Maker

Having grown up along the Snake River in Burley, Idaho, Bob developed a love for the outdoors. One day while cycling through Olney, Bob discovered The Winery and so began a love affair with our wines. Affectionately nicknamed “Malbec Bob” he especially enjoys our Incan Roja Chilean Malbec. Bob brings a positive energy to our operation and is skilled at troubleshooting and finding solutions to any problem. Bob likes to say “every day that you make wine is a great day!”