Prioritizing Education with Kerry Shiels of Cote Bonneville

Photo courtesy of Cote Bonneville

Photo courtesy of Cote Bonneville

“If it takes 10,000 hours of repetition to become an expert, it’s important to start early and to know your place,” says Kerry Shiels, winemaker for Côte Bonneville in Washington’s Yakima Valley.

Taking her own advice to heart, Shiels began making wine in the seventh grade as part of a science experiment. Throughout her junior and senior high years, she continued to find opportunities to showcase the chemistry and microbiology behind winemaking (Read more at Sip Northwest).