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St. Francis winemaker in Sonoma County wins North Bay Influential Women Award

June 6, 2023

Katie Madigan grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area with wine-loving parents. She learned to appreciate wine not just at special occasions, but as something that can be shared any day of the week with great friends and family.

After graduating from UC Santa Barbara, she had an opportunity to take a harvest internship at St. Francis Winery & Vineyards in 2002.

Madigan enjoyed the work so much she went on to study enology and viticulture at UC Davis while continuing to work at St. Francis. Shortly after graduating she was promoted to assistant winemaker and then winemaker, with a focus on chardonnay, pinot noir and zinfandel.

Today Madigan is still as curious about winemaking as she was 21 years ago and sees each vintage as an opportunity to improve her expertise.


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