As a research scientist, Kristie Tacey, worked in laboratories all her life and worked on the Human Genome Project. But she wanted more and was introduced to the world of winemaking. In 2009 she started her winery, Tessier Winery, and began making her favorite variety, Pinot Noir. She is a one-woman show handling everything from harvest, to winemaking, to marketing and running the business. Today she makes many different wines from Viogner, to Cab Franc and continues to make her favorite Pinot Noir.