KJ Bell has been professionally growing grapes and making wine in North Georgia for almost 10 years. His career started with Cavender Creek Vineyards, a small farm winery in Dahlonega, where he found his passion for winemaking and vineyard management while working and attending college full time. He then relocated to one of the largest vineyard and winery operations in North Georgia, Kaya Vineyard and Winery, where he assumed the role of Head Winemaker and Vineyard Manager. His wines have won numerous awards from competitions across the country including gold, silver, and bronze medals.
KJ Graduated with a B.S. degree in Physical education with a minor in Military Leadership from the University of North Georgia and has been actively serving in the Georgia Army National guard for almost 12 years as an enlisted soldier and currently as a Commissioned Officer. He and his wife Chelsea have a 2-year-old daughter, Olivia Blake, and a newborn son, Hudson.