Who We Are

Will Case
Breakfast Chef

An identical twin, who originally hails from The Palmetto State, Will joined the team at the Grape Leaf Inn in October 2016, bringing with him over 15 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry.

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he understandably could never live without sharp knives, which serves to all of our advantage, as Will has quickly become known for creating gourmet masterpieces in the kitchen.

Although he loves exploring all of the beautiful places California has to offer, an ideal night would be spent on the other coast in Rockland, Maine, dining at his favorite restaurant, Primo. For dessert, a Mud Pie would be in order, washed down with a glass of Matrix Pinot Noir Reserve from the Bacigalupi Vineyard.

Apart from traveling and cuisine, Will enjoys spending time with his young daughter, Melodie, as well as farming, gardening, carpentry and watching women’s roller derby.

Leah Gold
Inn Associate

A member of the Healdsburg City Council from 2000 – 2004, as well as serving one term as its Mayor in 2003, Leah brought not only her esteemed credentials, but also her love of the community, to the Wilson Artisan Wineries family in late 2016.

Originally from the Seattle area, she is an alum of Western Washington University and also obtained a Master’s Degree in Education from San Francisco State.

Apart from her dedication to developing curricula for adult learners, Leah is a huge fan of music and has attended the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for the past 25 years!  She also pays close attention to the local summer concerts in both Healdsburg & Cloverdale and is quick to encourage anyone visiting the area to be sure to do the same.

Another passion of hers would be travel, which she has done extensively to date, including trips across Southeast Asia, Europe & Latin America, with a trip to Argentina being a particular standout thus far.

Leah is also a committed volunteer at the Burning Man festival, which brings tens of thousands of people to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert each year.

Oce Ingram
Assistant Lodging Manager

Oce (pronounced “oh-she”) grew up in the small town of Occidental, California, before venturing north to live out her college days as a Wildcat on the green grounds of Chico State. Her passion for art, literature and history drew her towards a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities.

Following graduation, Oce crossed the pond to The Emerald Isle, spending two years on organic farms and as a florist in Kilkenny, Ireland, combining her love of rich history and hospitality.

Upon her return to the Bay Area, she found herself in a similar line of work at Healdsburg SHED, before joining up with the team at Wilson Artisan Wineries.  Although Oce later moved on to a Catering Manager role with Sage Catering, she just couldn’t stay away and returned to Wilson as its Assisting Lodging Manager at the start of 2017.

The homecoming was definitely a wise one for Oce, as it reunited her with a few of her favorite wines, including deLorimier’s Reserve Chardonnay & Wilson’s Buzz Zin.

Away from the office, Oce loves to spend time in Hawaii and with family.  A few of her other favorite hobbies include art, reading, gardening, floral arranging and traveling, with Venice, Italy being one of her favorite global hot spots thus far.

Matthew Hughes
Reservations Manager

Born and raised in the small town of Glen Ellen, California, Matthew joined the team at Wilson Artisan Wineries in February 2016, bringing with him a Bachelor’s Degree in Resort & Lodging Management from CSU, Chico, as well as seven years of hospitality, travel and tourism experience.

His career thus far has seen him transported out east to South Carolina, down south to New Orleans and across the pond over to Manchester, England, before finally returning home to Northern California once again.

A fan of craft ale and Scottish Highland single malts, Matthew has slowly begun developing his palate for wine as well, quickly being drawn to the Chardonnays of St. Anne’s Crossing and the Pinot Noirs of Matrix Winery.

Outside of the office, Matthew is a keen hiker and found the Kortum Trail through the Sonoma Coast State Park to be one of the most beautiful in Sonoma County.

He’s also a lover of Bay Area sports, as well as all animals, taking the time to volunteer each week at the Sonoma Humane Society in Healdsburg.

Matthew has a deep passion for travel and is constantly planning new ways to add to his 19 countries visited thus far, with his trips to Santorini, Greece & Machu Picchu, Peru being his most breathtaking destinations to date.