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Kris Curran
 
Kris Curran
Winemaker/Owner, D'Alfonso-Curran Wines
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
B.S. Animal Science (1994)
Fresno State
B.S. Enology (1996)
  • Started three new wineries during her career, including Koehler Winery, Seasmoke Cellars and D'Alfonso-Curran Wines, with husband Bruno D'Alfonso, a Cal Poly graduate in soil science.
  • One of the early advocates and producers of Spanish varietals in California, producing highly sought after Grenache Blanc and Tempranillo.
  • Featured as one of the "Ten Aspiring Stars" in Wine Spectator's 2003 article, "California's New Faces: Pushing the Frontiers of Wine."
  • Voted one of the "Winemakers of the Year" by the San Francisco Chronicle in 2005 and "Top 100 Wines" four years in a row in Wine Spectator.

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