After a decade of serving as a San Francisco firefighter Kimberly explored her passion for winemaking with the 2009 vintage. Anticipating the next chapter in her life she sought out and found the embrace of the winemaking community. Dedication and persistence allowed her to juggle a full time career within the fire department while at the same time developing her talents in the cellar. Trading shifts at the firehouse and consolidating vacation time for the harvest season provided the time needed to walk vineyards and work in concert with some of the most celebrated growers in both Napa and Sonoma. Working closely with farmers who understand the winemaking side of vineyard management and don’t mind when she walks the rows day after day, Kimberly lives by the old saying from grower Kent Ritchie “The best wine starts with soil imprinted with the winemakers shadow”.