Food & Drink

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Washington wine’s next generation: Kari Smasne’s career shift led her to Canoe Ridge Estate

Kari Smasne walks through merlot vines at Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills. (Photo by Andy Perdue)

An introduction to wine inspired the Yakima Valley native to go back to school and get into the industry. After starting at Ste. Michelle, she now manages the vineyard at esteemed Canoe Ridge.

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