Kelly DeIanni

Kelly DeIanni

Lawer Estates (Winemaker)

Kelly DeIanni was born in the U.S. and earned her B.S. degree in Enology and Viticulture from the University of California, Davis, in 1995. While there, she interned at Gloria Ferrer for the sparkling wine harvest. After obtaining her degree at Davis, she worked three internships at Trefethen Vineyards and also spent nine months in Western Australia working at Pierro winery in Margaret River.

After returning from Australia, Kelly became the assistant winemaker at St. Supéry Winery in Rutherford, Napa Valley, where she spent the next five years working on a winemaking team producing Bordeaux-style wines. After leaving St. Supéry to start a family, she became the consulting winemaker to Metaphora wines, Carrefour Vineyards, and Revenant wines, and continues to make Bordeaux-style wines. She is now the winemaker for Lawer Estates in Calistoga and the assistant winemaker at Calla Lily Vineyards and Winery in Pope Valley.

Kelly has now worked in the wine industry for over two decades, and her approach to winemaking is to make the most balanced and palate-pleasing wine possible. She believes wines need to amplify and enhance the food they are being paired with so that the dining experience is the most memorable possible. In short, she is passionate about making world-class wines for everyone to enjoy and collect.

Kelly and her family spend a great deal of time outdoors working in their vineyard, and maintaining edible gardens, beehives, and fruit trees.