Who We Are
ded. reckoning is the negotiant side of Compass Wines based in Anacortes Washington. Founded in 2001, Compass Wines was established as the premier source for the rare and ultra hard to find wines of Washington State and also has a very broad inventory of rare and unusual wines from around the world. Open seven days a week year around, Compass Wines caters to not only the local permanent residents, but also the many visitors to the San Juan Islands and the spectacular surrounding environment. Literally within feet of the waters of Puget Sound and the Salish Sea, many boaters, yachters and charter customers provision for their voyages at Compass Wines. Compass Wines also ships nation wide so that those in other parts of the country can have access as well to these remarkable wines.
Co founder Doug Charles is a long time member of the Washington wine industry. After graduating from the hospitality program at Washington State University, he spent 20 some years in the restaurant trade and as a marketing and development consultant to wineries, restaurants, food manufacturers and private individuals. He has lived in the same vintage farmhouse in rural Skagit County for over 20 years with his wife and son (when he is not off at college or some exotic locale taking pictures).
Co founder Will Parks is a long time Seattle business entrepreneur with ties to property management and various nautical industries. His knowledge of computers is pretty scary and he is also our entire tech department. He worked with Doug on various consulting projects for several years prior to the founding of Compass Wines in 2000. He splits his time with his wife and trusted lab Haley between their Seattle residence and a vintage cabin and farm in the San Juans Islands.