Currently the General Manager of Montinore Estate, her family’s 230 acre, biodynamic winery in the northwest Willamette Valley, Kristin grew up working on her family’s winery on the east coast. She took a break from the wine business to get her degree while developing her culinary skills by working in restaurants and as a private chef on both coasts. After settling in Portland, Oregon, Kristin managed the marketing and events for several Portland area businesses. She joined the Montinore team in 2006 to work alongside her father Rudy and has since been responsible for its sales, marketing and much of the day to day operations.