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.
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.
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Kristen Barnhisel, Winemaker, White Wine
Alex Marshall, Regional Sales Manager
Rita DiLello, VP National Accounts
Jennifer Martinez, Director of Human Resources
Steve Doyle, VP Sales
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. Women of the Vine & Spirits Connect! will go virtual on Monday, March 8. J. Lohr VP Marketing, Rhonda Motil, will moderate the opening session on Business Development and Innovation. Learn more here.
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!