A highly respected wine industry executive, with more than three decades of experience, Steve Doyle leads J. Lohr’s U.S. sales team in representing one of the most acclaimed family-owned wineries throughout the country. Recognized for his expansive knowledge of the U.S. market and his expertise in the luxury wine category, Doyle champions a leadership style that empowers his team to be an integral part of the winery’s strategy and success. At the same time, building on friendships that he has cultivated throughout an illustrious career, Steve is an advocate in building win-win relationships with J. Lohr’s industry partners.
Though born in Texas, Steve was raised in Washington, Indiana, and earned a degree in marketing from Indiana State University Terre Haute. Steve began working in sales for E.& J. Gallo Winery directly out of university, and quickly fell in love with the wine industry. In the three decades since, Steve has worked at several of the most successful wine companies in the world, including roles as a divisional vice president at Diageo, Pacific division vice president for Southcorp Wines, senior vice president of sales for Pacific Wine Partners, vice president of sales for Vinmotion, and senior vice president, sales marketing and operations for Terroir Inc., where he guided sales for brands that included Mayacamas, Sandhi, Qupe, and Wind Gap. Most recently, Steve was vice president, national sales manager for C. Mondavi & Family.
“Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to work with some of the wine industry’s most successful larger companies,” says Doyle. “I have also been fortunate to work with family- run wineries and entrepreneurial organizations. J. Lohr embodies the best of all of these dynamics—in scale and scope. It is a key player in the industry. At the same time, it has an unwavering commitment to craft and quality that reflects the values that drive the Lohr family.”
Steve lives in Danville, California, with his wife, Sandra. He holds an MBA from Pepperdine University.