Kyle is responsible for the winemaking and overall operation of Coterie. This includes a focus on non-interventional practices at the winery and a dedication to vineyards under exceptional care. Kyle's interest in food and wine took root early in life while foraging for crawfish, thistles, and other tasty morsels with his grandparents. "It's likely one of the reasons that I'm still fascinated by whatever is growing around me." His love of wine also comes from its community. "Wine lovers don't drink wine by themselves; they love to share it. I like to think about the life of a wine like that — the special place where each bottle may end up." Kyle is a science graduate from Purdue University. He also has some formal education in viticulture and enology from UC Davis; however, his approach to winemaking is more natural than technical.