March is National Women’s History Month. But thirty-one days is just not enough time to tell all of the remarkable stories of our J. Lohr team members. Throughout the new year, we’ll be celebrating the contributions and personalities of some very inspirational women, starting with J. Lohr white wines winemaker Kristen Barnhisel and Chief Brand Officer Cynthia Lohr.

Join the ongoing #JLohrWomen conversation.

Kristen Barnhisel

Art and Wine

At J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, acclaimed winemaker Kristen Barnhisel brings two decades of viticulture and winemaking experience spanning three continents to her role as winemaker for all white wines. Known for her gifted palate and technical skill, Kristen uses her expertise with a range of white wine varieties, styles and winemaking methods to guide J. Lohr’s white wine portfolio.

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Cynthia Lohr

Vision and Community

As the daughter of wine industry pioneer Jerry Lohr, Cynthia Lohr spent some of her youth in the vineyards and at the wineries, absorbing aspects of the wine industry firsthand. As an adult, she chose her own path, establishing a reputation for excellence in strategic marketing and public relations, working with a who’s who of leading Internet and technology companies. In 2002, Cynthia joined the family business as director of communications for J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, and in 2019, she was named Chief Brand Officer.

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4 Jl Women

Stay Tuned. #JLohrWomen 2020 kicks-off on the first of the year.

Women of The Vine & Spirits

Women of The Vine & Spirits

The Women of the Vine & Spirits organization is dedicated to empowering and advancing women in the alcohol beverage industry worldwide. The group’s “connect, collaborate, commit” motto speaks to their sense of community and mission. The annual Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium that takes place in Napa over three days in March has become a major event in the wine industry’s calendar. J. Lohr, as a Platinum Sponsor, is proud to have supported the Symposium since its inception. In 2019, Cynthia Lohr will once again lead a J. Lohr team of participants to the event. Stay tuned for posts and pictures of all the action.

National Women’s History Month

National Women’s History Month

In 1987, Congress designated March as National Women’s History Month – to “highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.” International Women’s Day takes place on March 8. Join us throughout March as we explore and discuss some of the remarkable women that have helped shape our industry, country, and planet. Share your stories with us, as well!