Lake Sonoma Winemaker, Kat Doescher, graduated with a chemistry degree from California’s Humboldt State University in 1999. Originally interested in environmental sciences, her early career was not spent in the wine industry. Fortunately, a vintner friend eventually inspired her to explore a career in winemaking and she started down that path by securing a wine analyst position at Gallo Winery’s Sonoma facility. In 2006, Kat joined Lake Sonoma and Valley of the Moon wineries as Enologist, working under former Head Winemaker, Greg Winter. Kat was promoted to Assistant Winemaker in 2013 where she leveraged her considerable understanding of the science of fermentation, as well as familiarity with the winery’s grapes over the years to bring out her true art as a winemaker. In 2014, Kat was promoted to Winemaker to lead Lake Sonoma Winery and its wines into the future.