Katie Sadler joined the Pepper Bridge Winery and Amavi Cellars family in May 2018. As Sales & Marketing Manager, Katie will provide support to our Winemaker and National Sales Manager and manage day to day communications, hospitality and events for our distributors, trade and media as well as local industry associations like the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance and Washington Wine Commission.
As a Washington native and graduate of Washington State University (WSU), Katie’s passion for wine began while working in the tasting room at Ruby Hill Winery in Pleasanton, Calif. After a stint in the Golden State, Katie moved home to Seattle to work with the Washington Wine Commission. Immersing herself into all things Washington Wine she quickly developed a network of industry contacts, honed her skills in wine marketing, events and public relations and took this experience to Tamarack Cellars, which moved her to the Walla Walla Valley. While at Tamarack she managed all wholesale and distributor communications, traveled to support the brand nationally and took an active role in the promotions of the Walla Walla Valley.
Katie is a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) via the Society of Wine Educators and continues to further her wine education whenever possible. Before entering the wine industry, Katie held communications and marketing roles with HDR Inc. of Walnut Creek, CA and the Bureau of Education & Research in Bellevue, WA. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, running, sports, concerts, visiting family and friends in Seattle and Portland, and spending time with her husband Jeff and daughter Avery.
Katie may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org