Born out of a love of fine wines, the team at Blendz is introducing a revolutionary concept for you, our customers, to create your own wine, tailored to your individual taste profile. Once you’ve designed a blend to call your own, you can even create your perfect label for a bottle to take home, or a case for gifts!
The team has chosen a premier location in historic downtown Flagstaff, centrally located at 21 East Aspen Avenue. Following almost two years of planning, Blendz opened its doors to the public on October 26th, 2015. Read on to learn about our ownership/management team, which is a perfect blend of complimentary experience and skills.
After almost 25 years each in the corporate world, Doug Umlah and Randi Rolle decided to try something entirely new and exciting. Married in Flagstaff 20 years ago, they are well rooted in the Flagstaff community and thrilled to bring this exciting new concept to Northern Arizona.
Following graduation from the University of Arizona, Randi’s career has included non-profit leadership, fundraising, and marketing. She is well known throughout Northern Arizona as a talented fundraiser and event planner.
Doug earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management followed by a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, both from Flagstaff’s own Northern Arizona University. He began his career in restaurant management, and has spent the past 20 years in healthcare leadership. Doug is also a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and works with the team to create lean and efficient processes to enhance the customer experience.
Blendz features a full service bar with at least 20 wine varietals on tap along with bottled wine, craft beer, and premium spirits. Our convenient downtown Flagstaff location also includes a bottling room where customers can watch our wholesale bottling operations right from the bar.
Come join us in historic downtown Flagstaff, Arizona for a unique, personalized, and entertaining wine experience!