Shannon Ridge Winemakers in front of barrels At Shannon Ridge, we have a dynamic and talented female winemaking team. Our team is tasked with crafting wines for our entire family of wines, 15 wine brands in total. Joy Merrilees heads up this team as the Director of Winemaking & Production with Molly Wingo, Associate Winemaker, and Anna Bassett, Assistant Winemaker. Joy’s varied experience and determination to work through any challenges make her an ideal leader. Here are 15 things to know about Joy and her winemaking experience.