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W&V Roundtable “Multiple Brands Balancing Act: Creating Success in Your Main Role & Passion Project

 WW W&V Roundtable 6-5-24 Multiple Brands Panel and Host

Napa / Sonoma WWS Winemaking & Viticulture Roundtable Presents:

“Multiple Brands Balancing Act: Creating Success in Your Main Role and Passion Project”

Time: 3:00 - 5:30 pm, Pacific Time

Location:  Chateau St. Jean,  8555 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452

About the Event:  

Our engaging discussion will explore different ways leading winemaking / viticulture leaders, are holding down two (or more) brands, one for their full time employer or consulting clients, while launching and scaling their own passion projects.


Our goal is to help our members and guests weigh this path if they're thinking about it or already doing two or more brands.


Hear about their journeys, triumphs, challenges, and the lessons they've learned along the way, business models, things that make it work (or not), useful tools, outlook for the future, and more.

This candid live discussion and lively Q&A will not be recorded.

About the Speakers:  

Our panel features dynamic, talented leaders that have decades of industry experience building and leading brands for others and themselves, with a wide range of business models, wine regions, price points, ownership structures, go-to-market strategies and more.

Thank you to our expert panel and moderators!

Lise Asimont  - Owner / Viticulturist / Winemaker DOT Wines and SVP Foley Family Farms
Nova Cadamatre - CEO / Winemaker Trestle 31, MW and past Director of Winemaking, Constellations Brands (multiple roles)
Evyn Cameron - Winemaker Une Femme Wines and Consulting Winemaker 
Jacqueline Person - Owner / Winemaker, Person Wine (CARBONISTE Modern Sparkling Wines) and Naked Wines (Bahue brand, past Director of Winemaking) 

Ana Diogo Draper - co-moderator, Founder / Winemaker Ana Diogo-Draper Wines and past Director of Winemaking, Artesa  
Julie Lumgair - co-moderator, Owner / Winemaker Art Nouveau Wines and Consulting Winemaker / GM 



  • 3:00 – 4:00 pm: Wine mingle / host tour
  • 4:00 – 5:30 pm:  Program with Q&A
  • Carpools available from Napa side and Southern Sonoma.  DM and we'll connect you.
Good Karma:

Attending in person? We're a non-profit, so regardless of your member status, please bring a gift bottle or two of good karma wine to thank our very generous hosts / speakers. It's how we support this quality of program free for W&V Roundtable or minimal guest fees. Thank you!

RSVP Details: 
Register HERE.

Professional WWS W&V Roundtable members and their qualified guests are welcome to attend including winemakers, viticulturists, GMs, winery and vineyard owners. 

Active WWS Professional W&V Roundtable members are FREE and have priority for all in person W&V Roundtables. 

Past W&V Roundtable members or new guests may attend if space is available at the host winery (fee applies, refunded with new or renewed professional WWS membership in the following 2 weeks after event).  Please join us!

Need Help?
Tech help to RSVP, check membership status, join or renew: 

Special thanks to our generous host winemakers:

Mari Wells Coyle, Chateau St Jean & Sebastiani Vineyards, VP Winemaking
co-hosting with her Foley Family Wines fellow winemaker, Alicia Sylvester, Bansee Wines, Winemaker

New to Our Group?

Our W&V Roundtable is a special group filled with talent and invaluable camaraderie. Topics focus on advanced career skills you need but aren't always easy to get in the daily winemaking or viticulture environment. Plus, a great annual party to celebrate our ever-growing fellowship.

We meet 6 times a year, taking a harvest break. 

Plus all access to numerous other WWS chapter and national events are part of your Roundtable membership.

We're updating our list. Please share this with fellow owners / GMs, winemakers and viticultural pros that might want to know.  It's a great opportunity to bring guests (they can attend one RT free prior to deciding to join).

Members have priority for all on site spots. Guests are added in order of sign up. We try very hard to accommodate waitlists, and we allow anyone to attend the live stream. If you are not yet a WWS Roundtable member and pay to attend as a guest, your fee will be refunded with new or renewed professional WWS membership.

Please let us know if you want off list (

We are all here to help with info and questions. Cheers!

Your W&V Roundtable program committee,

Ana Diogo-Draper,
Jen Higgins,
Julie Lumgair, RT Chair,
Alicia Sylvester,
Marisa Taylor,

Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 3:00 PM until 5:30 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) (UTC-08:00)
Chateau St. Jean
8555 Sonoma Hwy
Kenwood, CA  95452
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Nicole Economou
Help to RSVP, renew or join WWS, all tech help
831.332.1727 (p)
Julie H Lumgair
Approve non-WWS W&V Roundtable guests
Kelly A Toran
Membership Renewals, Join WWS, RSVP for 6/5
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee