Owner – Dr. Palmer Wright
Proprietor and founder of Kana Winery, Palmer is a double board certified Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose & Throat) and Facial Plastic Surgeon, with a busy practice in Yakima. Palmer serves as a wine judge and was a hobbyist winemaker before taking the commercial winery plunge. He is hands-on, assisting with various winemaking duties and is active in blending trials, vineyard selection and wine-style decision making. Palmer’s vision to locate the Kana Winery Tasting Room & Hospitality Center in the 1931 art-deco Larson Building in Yakima, lead an on-going retail renaissance of the downtown core with Kana, one of the first wineries to call town center home.
Managing Partner – Katherine Goodson
With the winery since its inception, Katherine has assisted in growing the company on all levels. Her unsinkable good cheer, can-do spirit and infectious energy are felt in every room she enters. Previously the owner and manager of a successful family business: her organizational, people and professional skills are a huge asset in running Kana Winery. She is the Kana Winery General Manager, overseeing the Tasting & Hospitality Center, distributor relations/on-premise and off-premise sales, marketing, community relations, hospitality staff and guest experience.