Katie Carter

Katie Carter

Lyeth Estate (Winemaker)

Wattle Creek Winery (Winemaker)

Katie Carter was born and raised in Forestville in Sonoma County. She attended the University of California, Berkeley as a National Merit Scholar, majoring in integrative biology. A part of her undergraduate experience was studying abroad at the Gump South Pacific Research Station in French Polynesia, where she focused on biogeography.

After earning her degree in 2003, Katie started along the path to becoming a winemaker by holding enologist positions at Tandem Winery, Clos du Bois, and F. Korbel & Bros before undertaking a short-term appointment in 2006 at Mulderbosch Vineyards in South Africa. Later that same year, she became Enologist at De Loach Vineyards and six years later was promoted to Assistant Winemaker. This was followed by promotion to Associate Winemaker there in 2015. In 2014, Katie was named as Winemaker for the Boisset Collection, her current position, where she oversees wine production for Lyeth Estate and Wattle Creek Winery.