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Meet our WWS Wine Industry Experts

Women for WineSense ~ Napa | Sonoma Chapter

Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM (PDT)

Meet our WWS Wine Industry Experts

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
WWS Professional Member
This event is a WWS educational career development seminar open to its Professional Members only. Simply join WWS at before the event date to attend.
Ended $79.00 $0.00
Scholarship Fund Donation
Funds are awarded annually to students in wine business degree programs at UC Davis, Sonoma State, Napa Valley College and Santa Rosa JC.

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Event Details

Meet Our WWS Experts | “Discover Your Own Brand” Chimney Rock Winery | Napa Thursday, June 6th | 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Professional Members Only ~ $79 (incl. continental breakfast, wine with lunch, and speakers seminar)Chimney Rock - Authentic Leadership 2012

This event is all about the one expert
you've always wanted to meet  ...and she's
probably the Professional Member
sitting right next to you!"

~ Chris Mueller, Chapter President

Why attend?
We're aiming to surpass last year's high marks.
Hear what attendees said last year:

"The event was awesome...I would give the event a 8!"

~ Jessica Link, Professional Member

"I would rank the event a 10 - the food, the venue,
the format, the content. It was absolutely perfect.
It was an amazing value and provided
a real chance to get to know people.
Can’t say enough good things about this.
Do more of these!!"

~ Geni Whitehouse, Professional Member

Event Program

~ 8 - 8:30 a.m. ~

Check-in, continental breakfast, silent auction* viewing, networking


~ 8:30 - 2 p.m. ~

Take control of your career by making the most of your own brand

Meet our experts!

Leadership training



~ 2 - 2:30 p.m. ~

Silent auction* winners announced

Meet Our WWS Experts

Since Geni gave the program a "10" last year, we thought no other person could moderate the program as well as she could! Geni will kick off the day's events, introducing our experts, as well as lead a lively session on how branding affects your career and leadership.

To learn more about Geni, her brand, her expertise and more, watch the video below or read Susan DeMatei's guest post on our new website about Geni.


Margaret MartinProviding leadership training is WWS Professional Member and National Development Director, Margaret Martin. She worked for Mezzetta as the Director of Leadership Development where she brought structure to their performance management and recruiting processes, and delivered the Coaching for Performance workshop. She is currently the Customer Service Manager at Amy’s Kitchen in Petaluma, where she uses her coaching and organizational development skills and lives in Napa Valley.

Rounding out the day's bounty of experts in the wine industry are four top leaders in their fields:

Susan DeMateiCindy DeutschKaren Jess-LindsleyJulie Johnson

Left to right, our Professional Member Experts: Susan DeMatei, owner of Wine Glass Marketing in Napa; Cindy Deutsch, National Retail Chain Manager, TGIC Importers, Inc.; Karen Jess-Lindsley, CEO of Lindsley Lighting and former WWS National President; and Julie Johnson, Winemaker/Vintner of Tres Sabores Winery and co-founder of WWS.

To learn more about these experts (and our Expert Sessions program), visit our new website (and give us a Like!) As a sneak peek, here's a short interview with Cindy Deutsch:

Raffle and Silent Auction

*This event's Silent Auction will be heavily populated by donations from each of our experts. Expert Sessions are 90-minute private sessions with the expert of your choice for a mere $75. All proceeds go to our scholarship fund.

These sessions:

  • Offer additional educational programs to support our members in their professional goals.
  • Create networking and professional exposure for the impressive leaders in our organization to the wine industry overall.
  • Another effort to support our wine community through our scholarship program.

Other raffle and auction items will be on hand for bidding and winning. There are many ways you can contribute to our scholarship fund to help deserving students meet their wine and viticultural education goals with us:

  • Make a cash donation when you purchase your ticket here on Eventbrite.
  • Bid on one of the many fantastic lot items at the Silent Auction at this event.
  • Purchase Raffle Tickets for some fine goodies.
  • Bid on an Expert Session with one of our industry experts at the event.
  • Donate an item to be featured at the auction, from gift certificates to dinners for two or a massage. Perhaps you'd like to contribute a special bottle of wine or a vineyard tour...

MembershipNot a Professional Member? Join or upgrade before registering for this event, an exclusive benefit of WWS membership. Questions about membership and its benefits? Contact Membership Director, Ellen Reich Luchtel, for assistance. So join now to ensure you can attend, and save $$ on future events!

This event has limited seating. We hope to see you there!


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Alcohol will be served at this event. No one under 21 will be served.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking is available in the venue lot.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? -- If you don't hear from us within a few hours, we're likely consulting to get an answer to your question! Please be patient.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

You may switch your registration to another member or guest. You may open your order on Eventbrite from the confirmation emailed to you to edit the name information. (And if this is unavailable, please send us an email of the changes.)

Can I update my registration information?

Yes. Follow the instructions on your confirmation email on the steps to do so.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

It does make things go faster when you do!

What is the refund policy?

Women for WineSense has a no-refund policy. However, we maintain a waitlist for tickets to our events. In the event you cannot attend and there are interested parties on the waitlist who purchase a ticket, we will refund your ticket purchase.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Follow the instructions from EventBrite's confirmation email. You can return to edit the name on display for the registration.

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When & Where

Chimney Rock Winery
5350 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558

Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM (PDT)

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Women for WineSense ~ Napa | Sonoma Chapter

Founded in 1990 by some of the top women in the wine industry, Women for WineSense offers wine education and networking opportunities for wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts.

Our events, held in beautiful wine country locations, provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere for men and women to enjoy learning about new wines and food pairings, as well as making new friends and acquaintenances.

Women for WineSense is a not-for-profit organization 501(c)6 formed in 1990 as a way to promote women working in the wine industry. WWS is committed to being the premiere wine organization offering outstanding education programs, member benefits, and networking opportunities to industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. The Napa/Sonoma Chapter currently has more than 325 members of which approximately 70% are professionals in the wine industry. For information about becoming a member, please email our Membership Director, Ellen Reich Luchtel.


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