Kelli also grew up as part of a long-time Walla Walla family, dating back to the mid 1800’s. Her grandfather owned a nightclub in downtown Walla Walla back in the 40’s, called Pick’s Club, which is the namesake for the Kontos Cellars wine club.
She spent ten years in the Walla Walla Clinic’s business office, but after the birth of Chris and Kelli’s second daughter she decided that her true calling was as a stay at home mother. She became a partner in the farming operation in 2007 and is a founding partner of Kontos Cellars.
Her role at the winery is often behind the scenes, but she is the moral compass for all of us. Always eager to welcome anyone who walks in our door, her main focus is to ensure that people have a wonderful and genuine experience while visiting us.
Chris and Kelli were married in 1999 and have 2 daughters, Taylor and Caimbry.