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The Napa Sonoma Chapter of Women for WineSense is the founding chapter, celebrating our 27th anniversary! Demystify wine by presenting educational, insightful and stimulating events in a non-intimidating and fun environment. We provide an opportunity to network among like minded enthusiasts at all levels, who are interested in wine. Both men and women of legal drinking age are welcome to join Women for WineSense. Member benefits include discounted entry fees to all events, advance notice of upcoming events, and more. Join us Today! JOIN

2017 Napa Sonoma Chapter Board Contacts


Sandra Hess

Sandra Hess is the founder of DTC Wine Workshops consulting agency and is

a direct wine sales and marketing specialist with a 20 year career in strategic sales planning, technology solutions and marketing. Sandra conducts a variety of workshops, speaks at industry events throughout the nation and oversees the DTC Consultant Network. Sandra also publishes a blog, serves as an Advisory Board Member for WiVi Wine Business Monthly Conference Central Coast and also as a Steering Committee Member for the DTC Wine Symposium. 

Vice President
Jena Domingue

Jena Domingue, is the Vice President Global Sales for Wine Direct
Jena is a true professional, DtC expert, and sales director for WineDirect | Vin 65. She works with many top tier and small wineries, teaching them best practices for best using their data and technology. 

Keith Wesselschmidt

Keith Wesselschmidt is the CFO of V2Wine Group. Keith is a Finance & Planning Executive for Fortune 50 and start-up companies with broad business background demonstrated through roles in business development, M&A, brand management, and operations as well as finance and strategic planning. Keith is dedicated to bringing financial discipline to Women for Wine Sense and a strong analytical approach to improving profitability.

Jennifer is a Senior Associate with Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty in its Labor and Employment Department. She also acts as the Firm's HR Administrator. Jen has proven skills in the area of recruiting and has an attention for details. She is dedicated to bringing sound record-keeping practices and assisting in creating policies and procedures for WWS while continuing to grow the Napa/Sonoma Chapter's membership base.

Roundtables Director
Lisa Bishop Forbes

Lisa Bishop Forbes is a winemaker. As a member and former chairperson of the Winemakers Roundtable she knows what it takes to connect people and foster a collaborative atmosphere. Lisa is conscientious, authentic and dedicated to the industry she loves. Organization and logistics are among her strengths.

Marketing Director

Lisa N. Brown

Lisa N. Brown is the Brand Manager of the Import and California portfolios for Boisset Collection. She has worked internationally, in France and the U.S., interfacing with partners across the globe while cultivating her international luxury brand management experience and strengthening her commitment to creative communication and strategic thinking. Lisa serves as the Marketing & Communications Director for Women for WineSense in which she oversees all digital marketing, engagement and media relations. 

Membership Director

Kit Paquin

Kit is the Marketing Manager at Paul Hobbs Wines and previously served as Director of Hospitality & Membership at Jessup Cellars, Handwritten Wines, Humanitas Wine Company. Kit is welcomes new members and also ensures that current members are in good hands as she serves as Membership Director for Women for WineSense Napa Sonoma chapter.