Our Team

Husband and wife duo, Greg and Nikhila Narra Davis, founded Kalasi Cellars. They combine Nikhila’s extensive experience in grape growing and wine making with Greg’s business acumen to create a unique winery with fantastic wines. At Kalasi Cellars, Nikhila takes the reins on “vines and wines,” while Greg focuses on finance, operations, and marketing.

Nikhila Narra Davis: Founder / Owner
Nikhila jumped headfirst into the Texas wine industry in 2013 with the creation of Narra Vineyards, with 140 acres under her management. Since then she’s worked to round out her experience by making wine at Cakebread Cellars in Napa Valley, earning an introductory sommelier certification, completing a certificate in viticulture from Texas Tech University, and earning an Executive Wine certification from the University of California at Davis.

Nikhila earned a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Southern Mississippi in Business Administration with specializations in international business, finance and economics. She also holds a Master’s degree in Public Relations from The University of Southern Mississippi.

Nikhila Narra Davis, Founder can be contacted at nikhila@kalasicellars.com.

Greg Davis: Founder / Owner
Prior to starting Kalasi Cellars, Greg worked in management consulting. He focused on helping companies grow revenue, cut costs, and improve processes, with a significant work supporting large M&A transactions. His whole life, however, he has had a dream of starting a business and fell in love with the Texas wine industry after meeting his lovely wife, Nikhila.

Greg is a graduate of Lafayette College with a Bachelor of Science in Physics. He also holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.

Greg Davis, Founder can be contacted at greg@kalasicellars.com.

Lewis, Liam, Parker, Paxton, Pepe, Randolph: Babydoll Southdown Sheep
Our six Olde English Babydoll Southdown sheep came to us via a former vineyard and current sheep breeder in Colorado. These sheep serve an important role in the vineyard: they help control weeds to minimize sprays that are needed. Outside of their role in the vineyard, they’re happy to meet customers and receive some grain or a head scratch. They have a lot of personality and love people, just like dogs.

This friendly flock has another added benefit. They produce some amazing wool! Every spring our sheep will be sheared, their wool will be cleaned, and spun into yarn. Be on the lookout for some Babydoll Southdown yarn available for purchase in our tasting room!

Dalai: Llama
Dalai is our resident guard, patrolling 24/7. His main role is to keep our Babydoll Southdown sheep safe. If he spots a predator, he’s sure to intervene. His first instinct is to make sure the sheep are safe. To do this he’ll either herd the sheep into their shed, or he will stand between the sheep and the predator. If his 6′, 4oolb frame doesn’t intimidate a predator, he will then try to make loud noises to scare them away. As a last resort, he will put his body in harms way to protect the sheep and take out the predator.

 

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