Keely grew up in Icicle Canyon at the winery site

Keely Newsom,
Assistant Winemaker

Rob and Tamara’s daughter, Keely Newsom, came back into the family business fold in 2012 after an extended stint in Walla Walla. Keely grew up in Icicle Canyon at the winery site. She has been exposed to wine and winemakers coming and going since birth. Her favorite, Gary Figgins, taught her the importance of generational winemaking.

Keely has a BS in Fitness and Wellness from Western Washington University. After college she worked at Dunham Cellars, Revelry, and Forgeron wineries in Walla Walla. She is now working daily alongside Rob to continue the great tradition of family winemaking and to insure the continuity of remarkable wines from our spectacular winery site. Keely, like Rob, is blessed with an unusually acute sniffer and taster.

Keely is an avid people person, chef, snowboarder, fitness and yoga instructor, and an especially great vocalist. Plus, she’s the world’s greatest mom to the world’s cutest kid.

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