Katie Vogt

Assistant Winemaker

Growing up in Southern California, Katie had no inkling of her destiny as a winemaker. She intended to pursue a role in marketing in the industry, but an unplanned chance to work a harvest during her senior year shifted her plans and set her down a winemaking path.

“I had the opportunity to work a harvest, so I took a quarter off to work at a winery in Paso Robles,” she said. “My first week there was the best week of my life. I decided that’s it...I want to do this forever.

Katie went on to graduate with a degree in agribusiness and a minor in viticulture and enology. She took her degree back to the winery where she’d interned. Here, she encountered her first mentor – one of several to come. 

“Mentors have made my career. My first job was that internship. and I ended up working there for nearly eight years.” She managed duties ranging from cellar work to working the tasting room bar. Winemaking called to her, and she learned the craft at a winery in Paso Robles, California. 

In 2015, Katie brought her passion and expertise to Louis M. Martini Winery in Napa Valley, where she makes world-class Cabernet Sauvignon. Her advice to women seeking a career in wine is simple, “Find a team that supports you. Find a winemaker that believes in you. Those people will propel you to where you want to be.” 

When Katie is not in the cellar or taking in the Napa views, she cooks, entertains friends and explores the culinary world around her.

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