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March was National Women’s History Month. But 31 days was not enough time to tell all of the remarkable stories of our J. Lohr team members. Read on…

Join the #JLohrWomen conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Join David Gadd in The Tasting Panel Magazine for a behind the scenes look at Kristen Barnhisel, J. Lohr White Wine Winemaker, and the outstanding wines she's creating!

"At J. Lohr's new facility in Monterey's Arroyo Seco AVA, Kristen Barnhisel crafts white wines with passion and precision."

28 March 2018 post:

Rita Di Lello is our far-ranging Vice President of National Accounts, On-Premise. That long title means Rita guides our restaurant partnership efforts that include more than 200 establishments throughout the U.S. Rita is also deeply involved in CORE, a charitable group that aids in-need children of restaurant employees. Learn more about Rita's fascinating wine industry career path. Join the convesation #jlohrwomen

Jlohr Women Yoanna

26 March 2018 post:

There's more to winemaking than just working in the vineyards or the cellar. Yoanna Ucan is our Production Administrator and a key player when it comes to making sure we're staying compliant with Federal, state, and local regulations. "I started back in Harvest 2005 as a temporary employee in the lab before working in the barrel room; I fell in love with J. Lohr as much as I fell in love with the wine industry - it just felt like family here. I started learning about the wine process, wine regulations, and helping in the office until Plant Manager Brian Thompson saw my potential and offered me the P.A. position."

Jerry Cynthia

23 March 2018 post:

Leadership starts at the top. Co-owner Cynthia Lohr is proud of the winery's track record when it comes to the important contributions of women team members to our success: “In the vineyards, in the cellars, in the offices, in the visitor centers, at J. Lohr talent and inspiration know no gender. We celebrate and value gender diversity across all levels of our family-owned company.”

Jlohr Women Pam

22 March 2018 post:

Pamela Macrini is our Mid-Northeast Regional Manager; she oversees J. Lohr sales in NY, CT, and RI. What inspired Pamela to get on the wine train?

"I worked in the restaurant industry through high school, college, and after. I’ve always had a passion for food and wine, as well as customer service. I met a lot of different wine sales folks through all of those years, some really terrific people. I recall the first time I ever sat through a staff training with the local wine distributor; I thought, 'I’d like to do that someday!'"

15 March 2018 post:

Have you ever dreamed of starting a new career in the wine industry? Our own Tamara Bingham did just that! Get inspired by her story below and join the conversation. #jlohrwomen

Jlohr Women Vanessa Avina

12 March 2018 post:

Thirteen years and counting! Vanessa Avina manages part of our J. Lohr accounting team. When we asked her about her career path, she said:

"I got into the wine industry completely by accident. I was looking for a challenging job where I could learn and grow. At the time, a friend was working for the winery and had nothing but good things to say about the company and the Lohr family. I was fortunate enough to join the J. Lohr team in 2005 and experience for myself all the great things about this family-run business and the industry. Even after 13 years here, I'm still learning every day."

07 March 2018 post:

How do you get into the wine industry? Jenny Tan has been with J. Lohr for over four years and is a key player on our marketing team. What started Jenny down her career path? Watch and find out. Join the conversation #jlohrwomen.

Jlohr Women Skylar

06 March 2018 post:

This month we've asked the #jlohrwomen team to tell us what inspired them to pursue a career in the wine industry. Skylar Saenz is our Central Texas Area Manager. Skylar, what led you to a career in wine?

"I spent my childhood growing up in Sonoma prior to moving back to Texas. With a sales and marketing background, I had always wanted to pursue a career in wine but also wanted to stay in Texas. I love the combination here of history, great people, and great wine." Join the conversation #jlohrwomen.

06 March 2018 post:


J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines is excited to announce that its 2016 J. Lohr Gesture RVG (Roussanne, Viognier and Grenache Blanc) has been selected for inclusion in the Women Chefs Rule: The Vegan Edition Dinner, which will be held on Thursday, March 8 at The James Beard House in New York City. A celebration of International Women’s Day, the seasonally inspired dinner will spotlight vegan dishes prepared by top women chefs, including Nina Curtis, the president of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs.

01 March 2018 post:

We’ll kick off Women’s History Month on March 1 with a Facebook Live session featuring winemaker Kristen Barnhisel. Ever wonder how someone gets into the wine industry in the first place? Live from our state-of-the-art winery in Monterey, Kristen will discuss how she got her start and will take questions from the online audience. She’ll be fielding queries on her influences, her winemaking style, and yes, even her favorite J. Lohr wine.