Damiani Wine Cellars is excited and delighted to welcome Katey Larwood to our team as our new winemaker!
Katey was born & raised in the East Bay Area of California and received her BS in viticulture & enology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She brings vast and varied experience and qualifications to us; including having made wine in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Russian River Valley, Central Otago (New Zealand), Alsace, Hunter Valley (Australia), Mendocino, and the Finger Lakes.
In 2015 Katey came to the Finger Lakes to work at Keuka Lake Vineyards for two seasons and fell in love with the region. After her time here Katey returned to California and worked at Goldeneye Winery in Anderson Valley, Mendocino making Pinot Noir, Sparkling wines, and Gewürztraminer. However, the FLX remained in her heart. When Katey came to interview with us last spring we all knew we had found a perfect match for Damiani Wine Cellars! We were wooed by her experience, energy, enthusiasm, and attention to detail and are thrilled to welcome her aboard.
When Katey isn’t working her heart out in the cellar, lab, or vineyards she spends her time with her partner, Taylor and her sweet dog, Lou (Yep! Another Lou!) finding exciting adventures, cooking, reading, and enjoying music. And as if that isn’t enough, she also participates in triathlons!