Kathryn’s wine journey began in 2017 when she started working at her neighborhood wine bar in Los Angeles. Having been a drinker of wine for many years, she was surprised to find these wines were unlike any she had ever tried before. They were vibrant, fresh – they tasted alive. These wines had a sense of place and small independent wine makers behind them. She was initially impressed by their taste and by how well they complemented food. But, ultimately she fell in love with the stories about their makers, learning about where these wines came from and the art and nature at the core of creating them. A lover of learning, she decided to make the exploration of wine her hobby and in 2018 after receiving her WSET level 2 certification, she began to toss around the idea of Kathryn’s Wines.
After moving to Jacksonville in 2019 she began working towards making this dream a reality and in September 2020, Kathryn's Wines opened it's doors.
We hope that our shop gives you an opportunity to explore the world one sip at a time. But most importantly, we hope that you drink great wine and fall in love with its story.
Mission - The Three Pillars
1. Nature-friendly: our wines must be made in a way that leaves the earth as happy as it was found, if not happier.
2. Low-intervention: we sell wines that are made with as close to one ingredient as possible - grapes.
3. Community-minded: we strive to run our business in a way that builds our local community and lifts up our neighbors.