After 10.5 years working for the same company in Higher Education as a Senior Manager, it was time to take the challenge and create something from the ground up! Tiffany has always had a passion for business and the burning desire to be an entrepreneur. So, she and her husband, Alain, took the leap and found this beautiful space in downtown Newberg- and it worked with what we wanted to create. All of our favorite things in one place!
They moved to the Newberg/Dundee area about 2 years ago from Northwest Portland, and have been in Oregon since 2001. They would find themselves out at the wineries often on the weekends taking in the breathtaking views! Tiffany grew up on a farm in Wyoming, so moving out to a country area takes her back to her roots. They have a 4½ year old son, Matteo, who loves being outdoors and playing in the dirt- so it was a perfect harmony! They couldn’t be happier to be out here and love the opportunity that lies ahead for upcoming business in the area.
Why did you select the business you are in?
Alain and I are self-proclaimed foodies! We love wine and good things at a reasonable price. There wasn’t a specialty shop in the area that encompassed all of these fun things! Similar to an “Old World Market” in Europe we wanted to create a space that people are able to come to and feel like home! The food scene out in this area is still up and coming to keep up with the wine scene, so the specialty shop was the first adventure to help with this need. The second is our food truck called Artisan Peacock, focused on serving delicious wine centric food to the wineries on the weekends or during special events and then also serving the community at Tunes on Tuesday, Farmer’s Market and the Lavender Festival! Another project we are working on is starting a preschool on our property this Fall. It’s called the Good Life Preschool and focuses on local, organic learning. We will serve local and organic food, have enrichment programs such as yoga, music, cooking classes and theatre for the kids. The children will also be able to enjoy garden beds and an amazing indoor and outdoor space to learn and play!
What do you like most about what you do?
The ability to create something from the ground up and interact with locals and tourists is a blast! I love to see people’s reaction when they come into our store and realize that you are the owner.
Why did you join WOW and what is the most rewarding or valuable aspect of being a WOW member?
I have heard so many great things about WOW from some of my favorite women in the area! I am excited about sharing best practices with other like-minded individuals! It seems like a great support network!
Who could be an ideal potential client for you?
Our customers are usually the 30+ that love good food, wine, local and European imports.
What do you like to do for fun?
Do we really have time for extra fun while starting 3 businesses?:) I love to be outdoors, run, explore all the great food and wine that we have in Oregon! I also love doing hikes with my son or exploring outside!
What are five things you cannot live without? Good food, wine, chocolate, running and all of the above again:)
Where is your favorite place to vacation? Europe and Hawaii although I haven’t been to either for about 5+ years:)
Tiff Darwich, Co-Owner of Market Barrel