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Women of Oak Ridge Winery

These Sisters are Farmers First

Raquel Casity, General Manager, along with her two sisters Lisa Kammerer and Shelly Maggio-Woltkamp, are the fourth generation of Maggio family winegrowers and owners of Oak Ridge Winery.

After farming for decades, the purchase of an old wine cooperative in 2002 entered them into the winemaking business. Now Raquel, Shelly and Lisa are leading Oak Ridge towards expansion, brand building, and premiumization.

Raquel Casity
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RAQUEL CASITY

Raquel Casity is the General Manager of Oak Ridge Winery and fourth generation Maggio family winegrower.

Raquel has been involved in the vineyards all her life, from playing in irrigation ditches and helping her father check the fields, to later managing her own vineyard of 240 acres of Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon with her husband, Bryan.

She returned to Oak Ridge Winery as the Controller in 2015 after taking time to raise her daughters. Once Rudy stepped back from the day-to-day operations, Raquel became the General Manager.

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LAURA DURHAM

Laura Durham is Oak Ridge’s Chief Winemaker. She is responsible for all aspects of winemaking across the winery’s expansive portfolio.

A self-described blend master and perpetual learner, Laura is happiest when she feels connected to the craft and possesses a very “hands-on” approach to winemaking. She loves crafting premium wines representative of the diverse Lodi appellation.

Her favorite wine of the OR portfolio? Moss Roxx Zinfandel. (Old Soul Petite Sirah is a very close second.)

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KELSEY KYER

Kelsey Kyer is the daughter of Lisa Kammerer; co-owner of Oak Ridge Winery and oldest daughter of Rudy Maggio.  Kelsey stepped into the farming side of the business, helping manage the vineyards of her parents and grandfather.

Ironically, she says a lot of her time is spent at a computer desk! Farming is a business like any other, and there are plenty of administrative tasks that can’t be done in a vineyard. But, her favorite place is outside – whether it is pruning and tying in the early months of the year, or the chaos of harvest in the fall, Kelsey is part of it all.