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Kathryn Harding

Sommelier and Retail Manager

When you step into our retail store, there is a pretty good chance you’ll find Kathryn creating amazing wine experiences for our Bishop’s Cellar customers. As retail manager, her day-to-day work includes providing wine education, developing pairings, planning for the store’s future, and planning upcoming wine tastings.

Kathryn became interested in wine while she was working in the restaurant and bar industry during university. After a trip to Australia and exploring more wines abroad, she decided to enroll in the sommelier program. With more than 5 years at Bishop’s Cellar, Kathryn loves that she’s still meeting new people and constantly learning new things about wine.

Beyond the store, Kathryn enjoys spending time with her friends and family while pursuing her second passion of staying fit and healthy.

Certifications: Kathryn is a CAPS-certified sommelier and holds her WSET Level 3 award.

Kathryn Harding's Picks

Fall nights require smooth rich reds and the Vina Santurnia Reserva works perfectly. Made predominantly of Tempranillo this organic wine from Rioja is aged in a combination of 70% American & 30% French oak for 24 months. Don’t be scared of the long oak aging the barrels are 5-8 years old so they make the wine smoother, not oakier. The nose is overflowing with cherry, dried fruit and soft vanilla, it kept on smelling it all the way to the last drop. The palate is full of red fruit, subtle spice with a finish that is smooth enough to enjoy without having to overthink it. Enjoy as the nights get darker and the Netflix shows get longer!

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