Brenda Kowen

Fuel Your Dreams Award Winner - Texas

Born in Northern California and raised in the Central Valley, I was always interested in nature and how plants & wildlife adapt to their environment and how humans will cultivate agriculture. Fascinated, I would make mental notes on my observations, as a hobby. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree at California State University, Stanislaus, I set out to conquer the business world. Eventually, I determined that there are many more opportunities for me as a marketing expert for others. Seems I can be more helpful as an entrepreneur helping "fix" business problems or discover opportunities for clients. It is this observation and willingness to explore opportunities that put me in the "Vine & Wine" Industry in Texas...I look at my former sad vineyard with optimistic eyes and see opportunities- opportunities to share the history, struggles, outlook and inspiration with my guests and anyone else interested.

"I'm so excited to be chosen for this award! It really does "Fuel My Dreams!" I will now be able to participate in some of the annual workshops and other educational opportunities that just were not in the budget...my learning curve has been shortened by at least a year! Thanks so much!"

Brenda Kowen

Meet the women

Learn more about Barbara Widmer
Barbara Widmer, Winemaker
Learn more about Brenae Royal
Brenae Royal, Vineyard Manager
Learn more about Claudia Manetta
Claudia Manetta, Export Manager
Learn more about Gina Gallo
Gina Gallo, Winemaker
Learn more about Katie Vogt
Katie Vogt, Assistant Winemaker
Learn more about K'Sondra Fredrickson
K'Sondra Fredrickson, Enologist
Learn more about Lauren McCabe
Lauren McCabe, Operations Manager
Learn more about Liz Comte-Monk
Liz Comte-Monk, Export Manager
Learn more about Nicole Hitchcock
Nicole Hitchcock, Winemaker
Learn more about Sue White
Sue White, Proprietor