Kimber Gates

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.

Beau Brooks



Beau is a true asset to the winery - providing his expert palate, superior customer service, loyalty, and sense of humor. Beau has been with Coeur d'Alene Cellars since 2010 and has helped to produce multiple vintages with exceptional quality. Beau's favorite white varietal is Chardonnay, but his heart is with his favorite red wine here at Coeur d'Alene Cellars, Opulence. His passion is contagious and he is always eager to share his love of wine with visitors.

Sarah Gates

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. 


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