The Winemaker

Winemaker Kate Boyle MacDonald has over twenty years of experience in the cellar.  From humble beginnings as an apprentice/cellar hand in 1999 to a now seasoned Winemaker, Kate’s talents have always been obvious. With a strong work ethic and a woman’s patience, she demonstrated excellent winemaking instincts and a remarkable palate, and was quickly acknowledged by her peers and allowed to thrive in Calaveras County. While she personally planted and tends the family estate  vineyard in Napa Valley, her winemaking is rooted in the Foothills of the Sierras. Having grown up in Germany, France, and all over the US, Kate uses the incredible California new world fruit, to create wines in the traditional old world style, exhibiting elegance, finesse and balance.