March is National Women’s History Month. Now through the end of the month, we’ll be celebrating the remarkable stories of our J. Lohr female team members. The #JLohrWomen saga certainly starts at the top, with the likes of J. Lohr White Wines Winemaker Kristen Barnhisel and Chief Brand Officer Cynthia Lohr. But J. Lohr is fortunate to have talented associates in many different roles throughout the vineyards and winery. Follow us on social media to learn about these inspirational women.

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Kristen Barnhisel

Globetrotting Artist

Acclaimed winemaker Kristen Barnhisel brings two decades of viticulture and enology experience spanning three continents to her role as winemaker for all our white wines. With an initial degree in Italian Literature, Kristen then followed her family’s deep winemaking roots. Known for her gifted palate and technical skill, Kristen presides over J. Lohr’s white wines winery in Monterey County.

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Forward-Looking Scion

As the daughter of wine industry pioneer Jerry Lohr, Cynthia Lohr spent much of her youth in the vineyards. 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. Today, Cynthia is a co-owner and the winery’s Chief Brand Officer.

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3 8 20 Int Womens Day

March 8, 2020

From Winemaker, White Wines Kristen Barnhisel and everyone at J. Lohr, Happy International Women’s Day! At J. Lohr, we’re fortunate to have some of the best and brightest women in the wine industry on our team. A single day on the calendar is not enough to fully acknowledge all their contributions – thank you to all our J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines associates.

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March 1, 2020

It's officially Women's History Month! We're celebrating diversity in the wine industry all month long. Across departments, we have strong women leading several aspects of our business. Learn more throughout the month of March as we share about #JLohrWomen.

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February 6, 2020

In the vineyard or on the stage, Kristen Barnhisel, winemaker white wines, and 2019-20 ASEV President is a leader in her field. Yesterday, Kristen spoke on a panel at Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, the wine industry's largest annual conference of the year. She was joined by fellow panelists, Remi Cohen of Lede Family Wines and Mari Wells Coyle of ONEHOPE Wine, where they discussed the Three Biggest Technology Moves that Paid Off Big in their respective fields.

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Cynthia Wine Star

January 30, 2020

The stars aligned Monday evening for the 20th Anniversary Wine Enthusiast #WineStarAwards at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts. Cynthia Lohr, nominated for 2019 Wine Executive of the Year, joined J. Lohr family, team members and industry colleagues to celebrate all whose contributions illuminate the wine and beverage world.

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Rhonda Jessica

January 3, 2020

The J. Lohr team boasts many talented #JLohrWomen. Rhonda Motil and Jessica Kolhoff lead our marketing and hospitality teams.

We raise a glass to these female leaders!

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At J. Lohr, talent and inspiration know no gender. Beginning in January, winemaker Kristen Barnhisel and co-owner Cynthia Lohr will headline our #JLohrWomen series of posts and features. Join the conversation as we introduce you to some remarkable personalities and fascinating stories from the new year through National Women’s History Month in March.

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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 2020, a large contingent of team members will once again represent J. Lohr at 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!