DEVO International Fellowship
Congratulations to Katie Wayman on being chosen
2015 DEVO International Fellow
Katie just completed her undergraduate degree in V&E this past June. Four and a half years prior as she was applying for colleges around the west coast, mostly for poetry, she applied to UC Davis under the most interesting sounding major they had- Viticulture and Enology. It seemed to combine just the right amount of science and just the right amount of nonsense.
2014 DEVO International Fellow
Michael received his first viticultural experience while working at a small family-run winery in Australia in 2004, in the Broke-Fordwich valley of NSW. Pruning the vines in the early spring sparked an intellectual curiosity that has stayed with him throughout his travels and workings in the vineyard, crushpad, cellar, and laboratory. Michael received an A.S. degree in Viticulture & Enology from the Walla Walla Comm. College in 2010, and is just finishing up his M.S. in Viticulture & Enology at UC Davis, working under the advisorship of Dr. Andy Walker. His past harvest experiences have included working at B.I. Vineyards and Winery, Bainbridge Island, WA (2006), Tsillan Cellars, Chelan, WA (2007), College Cellars, Walla Walla, WA (2008), Ampelos Cellars, Lompoc, CA (2009-10), Les Vins de Vienne, Condrieu, France (2011), and the UC Davis Teaching Winery and DEVO Homewinemaking (2012-13). Other jobs and internships have included summer viticultural work in Central Otago, NZ and Walla Walla, WA, as well as a QC lab technician for Jackson Family Wines in 2012. The experience that taught him more than any other job about cellar work however was two years working for Hale's Ales in Seattle, WA (2005-2006).