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 co-owner/trade and brand advocate Cynthia Lohr.

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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 2009, she was named marketing vice president.

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January 24, 2019

Check out Forbes' article celebrating Cynthia Lohr’s leadership and how
J. Lohr is working to shatter “Wine’s Glass Ceiling.”

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January 20, 2019

Cynthia Lohr isn't solely passionate about wine. In addition to her role as Trade & Brand Advocate at J. Lohr, Cynthia also serves on numerous philanthropic boards dedicated to the arts, youth engagement, and empowering women.

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January 9, 2019

The vines might be dormant, but our winemakers are not! Wintertime sees Kristen Barnhisel and her team hard at work in the cellars, stirring the lees in our J. Lohr Chardonnay barrels.

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December 28, 2018

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 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!