Kerry Shiels' parents, Hugh and Kathy Shiels, planted the DuBrul Vineyard, their Yakima Valley property in Washington, in 1992. That same year, Kerry, then 13, made her first wine. A career in mechanical engineering detoured her from the family business at first, but in 2009, she became winemaker for their estate label, Côte Bonneville. Shiels spoke with Wine Spectator's Esther Mobley about the advantages of Yakima's climate, her interest in viticultural research and Washington's lack of phylloxera.
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