Fabulous People: Kim and Larry Harris

Kim and Larry Harris are the owners and winemakers of Woodinville-based Bayernmoor Cellars, an award-winning winery in Puget Sound. “At Bayernmoor, we look forward to a future of innovation and excellence. More than a winery, we represent an evolving dream to elevate the Puget Sound AVA through quality, sustainability and community.” Learn about Kim and Larry Harris…

Follow at: @bayernmoorcellars

Larry: Sherman, TX.
Kim: Stanwood, WA.

First job(s):
Larry: Patent attorney in San Francisco.
Kim: Attorney in San Francisco.

Favorite ways to spend your free time in WA: We love relaxing on the patio, enjoying the gorgeous view of Mount Rainier and spending time with family. 

Your biggest accomplishments and why:
Larry: Marrying Kim—because she’s way out of my league.
Kim: Launching two independent, creative, hardworking and caring daughters into the world.

The biggest obstacles you’ve overcome: The most challenging obstacle has been proving to the wine industry that we can make world-class pinot noir here in the Puget Sound AVA. It has taken incredible dedication, determination and courage (not to mention giant leaps of faith) to endure almost ten years of working in the vineyard and winery to realize our vision of producing outstanding pinot noir.

Someone who inspires you and why: 
Larry: My father, Frank. He was selfless in his drive to create a variety of businesses, all to support his family. 

Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Our advice is to learn from the ground up. Be willing to work hard, ask questions and absorb criticism to improve your growth. Never give up; failure is how you learn. 

Favorite quote: “You’ll never get hit by a train if you don’t get out in front of one.” —Unknown 

Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: Kim loves old British comedies (Blackadder, Are You Being Served, Fawlty Towers and Hyacinth) and cannot convince Larry that they are amazing (despite almost 20 years of effort!).

What makes someone fabulous: Endering positivity and a great sense of humor. 

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