Wine Rows

Industry Speakers and Winery Visits

We want to recognize and thank the numerous individuals and companies who speak with our students in classes, in our WineSense club, and on professional panels.  Likewise - the organizations that open their doors for our students to experience the real workings of a winery.  They ground our students in practical knowledge and inspire our students to reach for their goals.

Guest Lecturers from the Wine Industry (updated March 9, 2012)
ACI Cork , Phil Durett, Sales Manager
American Ag Appraisal, Hal Forcey, Senior Appraiser
Artesa Winery, Keith LaVine, Manager
Bacchus Funds, Quinton Jay, Director of Finance
Barefoot Cellars, Michael Houllian, Founder
Benzinger Family Winery, Alissa Russell
Cain Vineyards, Chris Howell, Winemaker
Cameron Hughs Wines, Cameron Hughs, President & CEO
Ceja Vineyards, Amelia Ceja, CEO & Owner
Chalone Winery, Phil Woodward, Founder
Chateau Montelena, Nyk King, E-Commerce Sales Rep
Ciatti Company, Steve Dorfman, Manager
ClubSource, Jill Kinney, Manager
Constellation, Brian Teaff, Wine Club Manager
Constellation, Keith Horn, VP of Vineyard Operations
Constellation, Veronica Jauregui, HR Manager
Crush Pad, Michael Brill, CEO & President
Diageo Wines, Ray Chadwick, VP of Sales/Marketing
Ehlers Estate, Armen Khachaturian, Director of Marketing & Sales
eWinery Solutions, Daniel Bishofberger, Software Sales Consultant
eWinery Solutions, Jacki Wood, Account Manager
Foley Family Estate, Tim Matz, CEO
Foppoli Winery, Dominic Foppoli, CEO
Gallo of Sonoma, Gina Gallo, Winemaker
Gallo, E&J Winery, Caroline Bailey, Marketing Director
Gallo, E&J Winery, Pat Dodd, Director of Public Relations
Girard Winery, Pat Roney, CEO
Hanzell Vineyards, Armen Khachaturian, Wine Sales Manager
Hanzell Vineyards, Jean Arnold Session, President
Keller Estate, Alberto Rodriguez, Winemaker
Henry Wine Group, Armen Khachaturian, Wine Sales Rep
Henry Wine Group, Kevin Powell, HR Rep
Henry Wine Group. Doug Porter, Sales Rep
Hill Family Estates, Jim Hill, CEO & Owner
Hill Family Estates, Ryan Hill, Proprietor/Director of Sales
Hummingbird Hill Vineyards, Jean Hackenburg, Manager
J Vineyards & Winery, Kathryn Lindstrom, General Manager
Jackson Family Wines, Elayne Graylow, Recruiter
Jordan Vineyards & Winery, John Jordan, CEO
Kendall Jackson, Linda Higueras, HR Manager
Kendall Jackson, Randy Ullom, Head Winemaker
Kendall-Jackson, Gail Pollard, Senior Human Resource Manager
Kokomo Winery, Eric Miller, Winemaker
Korbel Champagne Cellars, Dan Baker, Executive
Kosta-Brown, Dan Browne & Michael Kosta, Winemakers
Kosta-Brown, David Hale, General Manager
Mendocino Wine Co., Paul Dolan, CEO
Turrentine Brokerage, Brian Clements, Vice President/Partner
Napa Valley College, Paul Wagner, Professor of Wine Marketing
Opus One, Kathryn Lindstrom, CFO
Quivira Vineyard & Winery, Nancy Bailey, General Manager
Rainborne Wines, Steve Kirby, Manager
Raydiance. Kathryn A. Safford, Director of Human Resources
Red Truck, Carol Reber, VP of Marketing
Reverie Winery, Norm Kiken, Winemaker & Owner
Robert Mondavi Winery, Tim Mondavi, Winemaker
Rodney Strong Vineyards, James Bielenberg, CFO
Schug Winery, Kate Shields, Marketing & Hospitality Director
Silver Oak, Linda Higueras, HR Manager
Six Sigma Ranch & Winery, Kaj Ahlmann, Proprietor
Sonoma County Vintners, Sara Cummings, Director of Marketing Communications
Sonoma County Winegrape Commission, Nick Frey, President
Southern Wine & Spirits, Kim Beto, Director of Key Accounts
Southern Wine & Spirits, Susie Potts, HR Manager
Terlato Wines International, Nyk King, Direct to Consumer Marketing Manager
Treasury (formerly Foster's Group), Brian D'emilio, Senior HR Director 
Treasury (formerly Foster's Group), Heather Crawford, Director of IT
Treasury (formerly Foster's Group), Walt Klenz, General Manager
VinoVisit, Bob Iannetta, Manager
VinTank, Paul Mabray, Chief Strategy Officer
Viticulture Dept, SRJC, Rich Thomas, Professor
Wells Fargo Wine Division, Mike Sullivan, VP of Finance
Windsor Oaks Winery, Julie Haglar Lumgair, Winemaker and Vineyard Marketing VP
Winesecrets, David Sandri, Project Manager/Compliance/In House Services
Wine Country Classified, Tary Salinger, Founder
Wine Industry Network, George Christie, Founder and President
Wine Institute, Wendel Lee, Lawyer
Young's Market Garrett Savage, Chain Account Rep
Young's Market, Gary Long, Account Rep
Young's Market, Sarah Werner, Account Rep

Wine Field Trip Locations (updated March 8, 2012)

Artesa Vineyards & Winery
Benziger Family Winery
Blackstone Winery
Chateau St Jean
Duckhorn Vineyards
Gallo of Sonoma
Iron Horse Vineyards
Kaz Vineyards & Winery
Keller Estates
Kenwood Vineyards
Korbel Champagne Cellars
Kunde Family Estate
Landmark Vineyards
Moshin Vineyards
Quivira Vineyard & Winery
Reverie Winery
Rock Wall Wine Company
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Stonestreet Wines

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