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The Napa Sonoma Chapter of Women for WineSense is the founding chapter, celebrating our 26th 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


Sandra Hess, Founder of DTC Wine Workshops
Sandra 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 nationally and oversees the DTC Consultant Network. Sandra also publishes a blog and serves as a steering committee member for the DTC Wine Symposium.

Jena Domingue, Director of Marketing 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, 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 Douglas Phillips, lawyer with DP&F
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.

Lisa Bishop Forbes, Winemaker
As a member and former chairperson of the Winemakers Roundtable, I know what it takes to connect people and foster a collaborative atmosphere. I am conscientious, authentic and dedicated to the industry we love. Organization and logistics are among my strengths. I am excited to be part of such a dynamic organization as Women for Winesense and thank you for your support.

Membership Director
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.

Marketing Director
Michala Jeberg, owner Vinezza Marketing
Michala is the owner of Vinezza Marketing in Santa Rosa and has an extensive background in corporate marketing management including her time at Colgate-Palmolive. Michala serves as the Marketing Director for Women for WineSense in which she oversees all marketing and press relations activities. 


Our chapter events raise money for the Napa/Sonoma Women for WineSense general scholarship fund. Events fall into two categories: Networking and Education. Our events are listed on the master calendar on this site. For Roundtable meeting dates, please contact the specific Roundtable coordinator by clicking on the Roundtable button. Interested in coordinating an event with Women for WineSense? CONTACT US

Check the events calendar and be sure to register in advance.

Holiday Mixer at Trinchero Napa Valley WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!

We had a wonderful time exploring the recently opened visitor/culinary center at Trinchero Napa Valley. The 5,000 square foot space includes private and public tasting areas, as well as an outdoor veranda and fire pit for guests to enjoy. While the look and feel is similar to the neighboring Hospitality and Culinary Center, the new tasting room showcases a richly detailed and striking style, featuring leather and brass accents that represent the newer generations of the Trinchero family.
6:00-6:30 Meet Sandra Barros at TNV Visitors Center for a welcome glass of wine
6:30-6:45 Walk over to Trinchero Napa Valley Wine and Food Trade Center
6:45-8:00  Networking games, Wine, Appetizers & Holiday Cheer