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Wine, Work, and Walla Walla: Kelsey Itämeri's Inspiring Path to Itä Wines

Season 6, Ep. 141

In this episode of The Black Wine Guy Experience, host MJ Towler welcomes Kelsey Itämeri, the owner and winemaker of Ita Wines. Kelsey shares her fascinating journey from political campaign manager to reality TV production assistant, sales manager, and bartender before finding her passion for winemaking. 


From challenging work environments to finding joy in making wine, Kelsey's story is one of resilience and determination. She discusses her experiences in the wine industry, including her decision to make six different wines at a custom crush facility and her unique approach to wine production. 


Listeners will also hear about her time in Burgundy, France, and how she brings her diverse experiences and palate to craft exceptional wines. Tune in to learn about Kelsey's compelling journey and her philosophy behind designing a life filled with passion and purpose.


A Massive THANK YOU to KELSEY ITÄMERI!!!


This episode’s wine: 2022 Itä Semillion No.1


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