Full Name
Carol Shelton
Job Title
Carol Shelton Wines
Speaker Bio
Carol Shelton has had an illustrious 42-year career in the wine industry. While getting her Enology degree from UC Davis, Carol worked with Dr. Ann Noble, of Wine Aroma Wheel fame. As one of the first dozen women to receive a BS in Enology in 1978, Carol worked for Robert Mondavi, Saltram’s in Australia’s Barossa Valley, and in 1980 at Buena Vista, where she was mentored by the great Andre Tchelistcheff. As winemaker for Windsor Vineyards from 1981 till 2000, her wines drew great acclaim and she earned the title of “Most Awarded Winemaker in America” as well as “Winemaker of the Year” five times. Carol left Windsor in early 2000 to form Carol Shelton Wines with her husband, Mitch Mackenzie. Their goal is to craft small lots from carefully selected vineyards, with Zinfandel as their primary focus and passion, along with some fine examples of Rhône-style wines such as Carignane in both dry Rosé and Red format, two Petite Sirahs, a Viognier, and Coquille Blanc, her highly acclaimed white Rhône blend.
Carol Shelton