“Our knowledge of the Santa Cruz Mountains allowed us to access grapes from superior small vineyards. These growers include residential homeowners whos grapes arrive at the crush pad in very small lots. Warmer growing conditions on the inland side of the coast range have proven to yield superb Cabernet.” – from the Winery. Kathryn Kennedy (July 28, 1927 August 23, 2009) was a California wine grower, establishing her vineyard during the growth phase in the California wine history known as “The Wine Boom of the early 1970s”. While not the first woman winemaker (Zelma Long and others), Kennedy was one of the very first owners of a brand to bear a woman’s name in California, and one who came to the scene independent of the young women graduates of the University of California-Davis.