A native of Northridge, California, Elizabeth Kester has been making wine since 2007. While attending California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo she tended to vines and made her first wine on the Cal Poly campus. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Wine and Viticulture she worked at Edna Valley Vineyards for the 2009 harvest. She then developed her palate as a Wine Specialist for BevMo by tasting wines from all over the world, but knew she wanted to have purple hands so she came to Livermore Valley to join the Wente Vineyards team in 2010. As Laboratory Lead, Elizabeth manages the data analysis to support the winemaking team with quality information and science to help craft world class wines. Outside of the winery, she loves riding horses and even played on the Cal Poly Polo team.