It was during her trips to the Samsung World Championship, a limited-field event for golfers on the LPGA Tour that had a three-year run at Hiddenbrooke Golf Club in Vallejo from 2000-2002, that enabled Cristie Kerr to fall in love with the Napa Valley.

When she was not playing in the annual tournament, Kerr was taking time to explore and learn and understand all that she could about the wine industry by visiting different wineries and talking with vintners and those who produce some of the greatest products in the world.

Kerr, who has 18 career wins, including the 2007 U.S. Women’s Open and 2010 LPGA Championship presented by Wegmans, had visited the Napa Valley before over the years.

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