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.
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.