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Phone: (425) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: k***@***.com
Local Address:  Prosser , Washington , United States
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
14111 NE 145Th Street
Woodinville , Washington 98072
United States

Company Description: Ste. Michelle Wine Estates produces and markets a broad portfolio of premium wines from acclaimed vineyards around the world. Our mission is to craft premium wines...   more

Employment History


  • Eastern Oregon University
  • degree , Psychology
63 Total References
Web References
14 Hands Winery : About : Winemaker, 25 July 2014 [cached]
Winemaker Keith Kenison
Winemaker Keith Kenison began crafting wines for 14 Hands when the winery was first introduced in 2005. Keith manages day-to-day operations and leads production trials of the wines.
Keith has over 20 years of experience working with Washington state wines. He joined Ste. Michelle Wine Estates as a cellar worker in 1992, where he learned firsthand the art of winemaking. In 1997, Keith moved to Columbia Crest Winery, and was promoted first as a quality assurance technician, and then to an enologist. His talents were quickly recognized, and he was promoted to assistant winemaker in 2002.
"I take a practical approach to winemaking and let the fruit express itself," Keith says. "I guide it to its final destination with as few manipulations as possible, making every decision by taste, because ultimately, that's what matters to the person buying a bottle. I love making a style of wine that I enjoy, and experience great satisfaction knowing others appreciate it."
Born and raised in a small farming community in Oregon, Keith attended Eastern Oregon University and graduated in 1990 with a degree in Psychology. Now, he laughingly uses this education to keep himself sane during the long hours of harvest.
Keith Kenison is the head ..., 8 Dec 2014 [cached]
Keith Kenison is the head winemaker for 14 Hands (and also the white winemaker for Columbia Crest), and Laura Sorge is the red winemaker for both 14 Hands and Columbia Crest.
Keith Kenison, an assistant ..., 4 Feb 2013 [cached]
Keith Kenison, an assistant winemaker for Columbia Crest, has been head winemaker for 14 Hands since 2002.
Keith Kenison, assistant winemaker at Columbia Crest, has been the 14 Hands winemaker since 2002. Kenison joined the company in 1992 at its Grandview winemaking facility in the Yakima Valley and eventually moved to Columbia Crest.
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates | Biographies, 19 Jan 2010 [cached]
Keith Kenison
Keith Kenison
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Keith Kenison Columbia Crest
Einberger led a team of talented ..., 14 July 2014 [cached]
Einberger led a team of talented winemakers who included Keith Kenison (now head winemaker for 14 Hands), Marcus Notaro (who went to Col Solare and now is head winemaker at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars), Juan Muoz-Oca (now head winemaker for Columbia Crest) and Darel Allwine (now head winemaker at Col Solare).
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