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

Owner & Winemaker

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

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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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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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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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Saman Parsa

Saman Parsa

Storypoint Winemaker

After high school she left her native country of Iran to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Plant Biology eventually leading to a career in winemaking

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Christine Benz

Christine Benz

Senior Quality Manager

As the Senior Quality Manager for William Hill Winery, Christine directly supports all winemaking and bottling activities to ensure top quality

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Jenn Barak

Jenn Barak

Associate Winemaker

Jenn is the Associate Winemaker at Louis M. Martini Winery where she helps uphold Louis M. Martini’s legacy of superior craftsmanship

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