CRISTIE KERR – Founder, KERR CELLARS
Golf fans around the world are familiar with the lovely face and amazing career of Cristie Kerr. Cristie’s career accomplishments include:
- 20 LPGA professional tour wins
- $20 million+ in career earnings
- First American golfer to achieve #1 Rolex World Rankings (2010)
- 9 Solheim Cup appearances and the USA’s highest point earner
- 2 Time ESPY female golfer Athlete of the Year (2011 & 2012)
- 2011 Mohammed Ali Sports Person of the Year
In the world of philanthropy, Cristie has positively impacted women’s health and received a number of accolades, including:
- 2006 Komen Award recipient for breast cancer fundraising
- Founder — Cristie Kerr Women’s Health Center in New Jersey
CRISTIE’S WINE JOURNEY
Cristie Kerr’s route into winemaking was born of a desire to do something positive after watching her mother, aunt and godmother fight breast cancer. In 2003, she founded Birdies for Breast Cancer, a not-for-profit organization committed to raising money and awareness to fight the disease.
Cristie and her husband, Erik, released the first vintage of Curvature Cabernet Sauvignon in 2006. It was the beginning of an 11-year partnership with Pride Mountain Vineyards of St. Helena CA. For 11 years, the proceeds from the Curvature label were donated to breast cancer research at Stanford University Hospital.
In 2012, Cristie founded Kerr Cellars, a boutique Napa Valley winery with a focus on high end, small batch wines with an emphasis on sense of place. Award winning winemaker, Helen Keplinger, continues to help curate Kerr wines that consistently rate in the mid to upper 90’s. Kerr Cellars wines have been featured in fine restaurants and venues, including the White House and Napa Valley’s renowned restaurant, The French Laundry. Cristie graced the cover of Wine Spectator in October 2021 and has also earned her Level 1 Sommelier certification.
Join Cristie and her husband, Erik Stevens, on a voyage up the beautiful Rhone River Valley of France, sailing from Arles to Lyon. Along the way explore historic Roman cities and visit the fabulous vineyards of Chateau-Neuf-du-Pape, the Cotes-du-Rhone, Cornas and Cotes-Rotie, with special events along the way.
Contact – Georgia Shoemaker
Direct Line – 1-714-975-9941
Email – Georgia@Expanding-Horizons.com
Please note: This Colors of Provence Rhone Cruise 2024 (hosted by Kerr Cellars) wine tasting tour is created by our tour operator, Expanding Horizons of Tustin, CA in conjunction with AmaWaterways. This is the most popular river cruise itinerary in Europe and will sell out. The pre and/or post-cruise tour program may contain private meals, tours and/or visits to attractions. These additional services are exclusive to guests on this cruise who book their reservations with Expanding Horizons. Persons booking with alternative travel agencies will not be included in these activities.