Devyani is the Head Winemaker & Viticulturist for Valdemar Estates. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Devyani’s wine journey began in 2011 when she moved to Walla Walla to attend Whitman College. She soon fell in love with winemaking and enrolled in the Enology & Viticulture program at WWCC.
During her career, she immersed herself in both winemaking and grape growing by working as a Viticulture Technician for Sadie Drury at North Slope Management and in the cellar for Chris Figgins at Figgins Family Wine Estates. When the Valdemar Family came to Walla Walla, Devyani admired their commitment to accessibility and innovation, and joined their project in early 2019. Today Valdemar Estates produces roughly 5,000 cases and farms 3 estate vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley.
Devyani currently serves as Mentor in the Bâtonnage Forum and Chair of the Walla Walla Community College Enology & Viticulture program’s advisory committee. Later this summer, Devyani looks forward to furthering her contributions to Washington Wine by serving on the Washington State Wine Commission’s Board of Commissioners.
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