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Crafting Empowerment: Barb Larimer’s Impact on Women in Hospitality

Apr 11, 2024 / James Wagner

In the vast landscape of the hospitality industry, women like Barb Larimer stand out as trailblazers, shaping the field with their passion, dedication, and resilience. Inspiration in Wine Country Barb's journey into the world of hospitality began unexpectedly, sparked by a serendipitous encounter during a wine tasting trip in Sonoma County over a decade ago. More

Empowering Stories from L’Ecole No 41’s Lindsay Miller

/ James Wagner

A Serendipitous Start: From World Traveler to Wine Enthusiast Lindsay Miller's journey into the wine industry was serendipitous. After globetrotting post-college, she found herself behind the bar of a winery in Traverse City, Michigan, captivated by the world of wine and the diverse people it brought together. More

Award-Winning Vintner: Kimberly Harris Charts Her Course

Apr 04, 2024 / James Wagner

City Life to Wine Country: A Family Vision Takes Root Kimberly Harris, owner of the award-winning Bayernmoor Cellars in Washington State, wasn't always destined for a life among the vines. Weekend escapes exploring the Napa and Sonoma wineries with her husband, Larry, sparked a deep appreciation for wine. More

Nichole Cruz’s Path to Community Building

/ James Wagner

A World of Wine Beckons Nichole Cruz, Tasting Room Manager at Gård Vintners in Woodinville, Washington, isn't your average hospitality professional. Drawn to the alluring blend of history, storytelling, and intricate science that defines the world of wine, Nichole embarked on a remarkable journey that's as captivating as the vintages she curates. More