|DENISE & STEPHEN ADAMS|
|PHILIPPE MELKA||KATHRYN CAROTHERS|
KATHRYN "KK" CAROTHERSAssociate Winemaker
The newest member of our winemaking team, KK joined ADAMVS in the 2016 vintage. Raised in Ohio, far from the storied wines and vines of Howell Mountain, KK was introduced to enology and viticulture while attending Cornell University–a decision that shaped her educational pursuit and cultivated a passion that has defined her career path.
After graduation, KK interned at wineries from Long Island and the Finger Lakes to Margaret River and Corsica. An opportunity to join Bryant Family Vineyard in Napa Valley as a harvest intern evolved into five years of dedicated work cultivating her craft alongside winemakers Marc Gagnon and Michel Roland and renowned viticulturist David Abreu. These years also imprinted a passion for fine wine and mountain fruit that ultimately led her to ADAMVS.