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DuBrul Daughter

Kerry Shiels of Yakima Valley’s Côte Bonneville tends her family’s singular vineyard
Esther Mobley
Issue: May 31, 2014

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.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands April 22, 2014.

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