Cristie Kerr Wines was created by professional golf star Cristie Kerr to share her passion for fine wines. Both of our wine projects, Curvature Wines and Kerr Cellars, are crafted by award-winning winemakers with a meticulous attention to detail and produced from some of the most renowned vineyards of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. At Kerr Cellars a meticulous attention to detail in winemaking from soil to bottle is our labor of love. Our small batch wines are produced from the finest and most exclusive vineyards, and each vintage is handcrafted by winemaker Helen Keplinger.
Helen Keplinger has been the Winemaker for Kerr Cellars since early 2013. She is widely recognized as one of the top winemakers in California. Helen was named “Winemaker of the Year” by Food and Wine magazine in 2012 and in 2014 she graced the cover of Wine Spectator magazine’s June issue. The cover story described Helen’s work as “one of the most exciting and innovative wineries to emerge in California in years.” After graduating from UC Davis with a Masters Degree in Enology she worked with industry all-stars Heidi Barrett, Kathy Joseph, Michel Rolland, and David Abreu to name a few. Helen proceeded to build her resume as the winemaker at some of the most recognized wineries in California including Cellers Melis (Priorat), Kenzo Estate, Fort Ross, Sarocka, Scully, Arrow & Branch, Bryant Family Vineyards and Grace Family Vineyards.