“I am honored to share the TOR dream with wine lovers around the world.”
As Director of Marketing, Katherine has the fun job of sharing TOR’s rich history, unique stories, and the “magic” behind each bottle.
Katherine has been a force in the luxury wine world for the past decade. Originally from Los Angeles, Katherine moved to Sonoma County for college and immediately fell in love with wine country. After spending her third year of college in Tuscany, it all clicked. Whether in California wine country or Italian wine country, Katherine knew she was destined to work in wine.
She began her career at Williams Selyem Winery, an ultra-premium Pinot Noir producer in the Russian River Valley. Katherine spent three wonderful years with Williams Selyem, which was a crash course in marketing world-class wines. In 2015 Katherine decided to move back home to Los Angeles and knew exactly where she wanted to work next – Wally’s Wine & Spirits, the esteemed wine retail and restaurant brand.
At Wally’s, Katherine led marketing efforts and launched several new initiatives ranging from destination events and record-breaking campaigns to establishing a fine & rare wine consignment program. Katherine loved her time with Wally’s but couldn’t shake her desire to work (and live) amongst grapevines again. And not just any grapevines, Napa Valley grapevines. Back up North she went. Katherine continued to refine her skills at Realm Cellars, an iconic Cabernet producer in the Stags Leap District.
In 2022, the TOR team called Katherine to see if she would entertain an opportunity to help lead the next chapter of TOR’s marketing and branding. She was impressed by the pedigree of the brand, but more importantly she was inspired by the creative spirt of Tor and Susan Kenward. With that, she said “Yes!”