Owner and Founder
Kimber learned the wine business in the Burgundy region of France and in Walla Walla while she was getting her undergraduate and graduate degrees. After graduating from Whitman College in 1996, and with an MBA from W.S.U., she worked as a CPA before launching her own winery business. Her experience at Waterbrook gave her a passion for the wine industry and the vision for her own endeavor. Kimber works as the General Manager and oversees all winery operations, as well as doing the accounting and financial planning.
Artist and Winery Owner
Sarah Jane Gates provides artistic and marketing input into the business, in addition to painting the beautiful watercolors that grace each label of the wines. The winery displays her fine collection of paintings in the tasting room. As a landscape designer and gourmet cook, she oversees vineyard sampling and coordinates events at the winery and wine bar.
Devin Simons is a Pacific Northwest native who has returned from a 10-year traveling stent in the wine industry. He has integrated himself into every aspect of winemaking and production - from working harvest, crushing grapes with his toes, making wine and pouring in the cellar. His friendly demeanor and worldly knowledge of wine has made him a tremendous asset to Coeur d’Alene Cellars.
Devin is happy to pour customers wine from our different varietals and help plan any special events, all while sharing entertaining stories of his travels. His enthusiasm for wine and people is endless. And, Devin is a dad to two adorable boys!