Meet the Women

These are the women who are revolutionizing the industry with hard work and innovation. Join us as we trace their origins, share in their challenges and triumphs, and recognize the powerful role of a good mentor.

Barbara Widmer

Barbara Widmer

Winemaker

In her parents’ charming Tuscan vineyards, Barbara discovered that winemaking combined all her artistic passions.

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Beth Liston

Beth Liston

Winemaker

Beth’s fascination with the combined art and science of winemaking motivated her thriving career.

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Brenae Royal

Brenae Royal

Vineyard Manager

Brenae’s career in agriculture stemmed from hours of delight gardening alongside her grandmother.

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Claudia Manetta

Claudia Manetta

Export Manager

Claudia’s profound passion for art, literature and foreign languages hinted at her future career.

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Debbie Juergenson

Debbie Juergenson

Winemaker

Debbie’s early interest in geology nurtured a passion for wine grapes and sparked a lifelong journey.

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Gina Gallo

Gina Gallo

Winemaker

Gina’s journey to winemaking began picking fresh fruits and veggies alongside her father and grandfather.

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Jennifer Wall

Jennifer Wall

Winemaker

A biology degree in the heart of California agriculture led her to winemaking at the world’s largest bottled wine brand.

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Katie Vogt

Katie Vogt

Assistant Winemaker

Her path to winemaking may have been “a fluke,” but discovering her love for the craft paved her way to success.

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K'Sondra Fredrickson

K'Sondra Fredrickson

Enologist

K’Sondra found her true calling the day she topped off barrels at a winery one summer.

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Lauren McCabe

Lauren McCabe

Operations Manager

After a career as a Naval officer, Lauren was drawn to the job that made her a little uncomfortable.

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Liz Comte-Monk

Liz Comte-Monk

Export Manager

A passion for Italian culture and the export business led to Liz’s “great adventure” in the wine industry.

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Nicole Hitchcock

Nicole Hitchcock

Winemaker

Fatherly advice and access to a world-class wine program drew Nicole to the industry where she’s excelled.

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Sue White

Sue White

Proprietor

A world tour on a sailboat led Sue and her husband to found their groundbreaking winery in New Zealand.

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