Kay Simon became a professional winemaker

1976 - Kay Simon became a professional winemaker

One of the first women to create wine in Washington State was Kay Simon, who started her career in the San Joaquin Valley of California and at Chateau Ste. Michelle after receiving her degree from the University of California-Davis in 1976. Kay Simon, a Northern California native who first enrolled in college to study nutrition, earned a degree in fermentation science from the University of California-Davis’ enology school in 1976. Simon became interested in brewing after attending school in Germany. She took some winemaking classes at Davis when she was studying brewing, but she finally switched to wine because she thought it was more “interesting.” Simon was one of just three female winemaking students in a class of 45 at UC-Davis.

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