March is Women's History Month, a time to celebrate the extraordinary achievements and contributions of women everywhere.

At J. Lohr, we are fortunate to have extremely talented team members in many different roles throughout our vineyards, wineries, offices, and warehouses. Two such leaders of our #JLohrWomen story are Winemaker, White Wine Kristen Barnhisel and Chief Brand Officer Cynthia Lohr.

Over the next several weeks, we'll be celebrating diversity in the wine industry and sharing stories of gratitude for the women who have inspired, mentored, and supported us. We invite you to share your own stories of gratitude to spotlight the remarkable women who have had a hand in shaping our lives!

Join the #JLohrWomen conversation and #ShareTheGratitude – you can submit your story to be featured on our Gratitude Journal timeline.

Photo of Winemaker, White Wine Kristen Barnhisel and Chief Brand Officer Cynthia Lohr Photo of Winemaker, White Wine Kristen Barnhisel and Chief Brand Officer Cynthia Lohr

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.

Read Kristen’s Bio


Forward-Looking Thought Leader

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.

Read Cynthia’s Bio

Join the #JLohrWomen conversation!

#ShareTheGratitude and submit your story to be featured on our Gratitude Journal timeline below.


J Lohr Women Submit

Submit your toast here!

Gratitude Journal Elizabeth

Elizabeth Campbell Boyd, Women of the Vine & Spirits

J Lohr Women Cynthia Toast

Cynthia Lohr, Co-owner and Chief Brand Officer

Gratitude Journal Ronna

Ronna Tanenbaum

Gratitude Journal Tamara

Tamara Bingham

Gratitude Journal Danielle

Danielle Cox, PR & Social Media Manager

Gratitude Journal Bella

Bella Lucente

J Lohr Women Kristen Barnhisel

Kristen Barnhisel, Winemaker, White Wine

J Lohr Women Alex Marshall

Alex Marshall, Regional Sales Manager

J Lohr Women Rita Di Lello

Rita DiLello, VP National Accounts

J Lohr Women Jennifer Martinez

Jennifer Martinez, Director of Human Resources

J Lohr Women Steve Doyle

Steve Doyle, VP Sales

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 took place in Napa over three days in March has become a major event in the wine industry’s calendar. Women of the Vine & Spirits Connect! went virtual on Monday, March 8. J. Lohr VP Marketing, Rhonda Motil, moderated the opening session on Business Development and Innovation. Learn more here.

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 every year. 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!