It’s likely you wear many hats working in the family wine business. Whitney Yates of Yates Family Vineyard on Mt. Veeder has wore several in her time. Assistant Winemaker, Owner, Vineyard Manager, Cellar Rat, Grape Picker and many more official and unofficial positions. Making wine on a mountain with the family proves it’s all hands on deck in this business. We caught up with Whitney at the winery on a beautiful day just shy of the pick, last week. She’s a busy woman. You can also add “Mom” to her list of titles.

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Written by Ray Fister

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