Napa Valley Vintners Leadership Program Helps Shape Future Leaders


Napa Valley Vintners Leadership Program Helps Shape Future Leaders Photo by Bob McClenahan


2/18/2022 - Saint Helena, CA - Today the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) announced that applications are open for the second cohort of the Napa Valley Vintners Leadership Program.

Last year the NVV launched a new Leadership Program to help develop the next generation of leaders who will help shape the future of Napa Valley. The tailor-made, unique initiative in the world of wine is designed for driven professionals with a desire to grow and contribute to the greater wine community.

“The Napa Valley wine region has achieved remarkable success because of its unique terroir and because of its community of visionary entrepreneurs. This program seeks to build upon that spirit and create the next generation of leaders,” said Linda Reiff, CEO and President of Napa Valley Vintners.

The nine-month program includes in-person sessions, inspirational speakers, thoughtful conversation, educational assignments and a strategic group project. It offers a stimulating environment of personal and professional development while building diversity and inclusion in leadership positions and enhances the wine region’s capacity for innovation and excellence.

This year’s program is supported by a $25,000 Kaiser Permanente community grant.

“We are thankful to Kaiser for believing in the value of this program and for investing in our community. With their support, future leaders will have great impact in our community,” said Reiff.

After some of the most challenging times in Napa Valley history, the Leadership Program is one of many new efforts NVV launched in the last two years to help its members businesses, and to help create the next and best chapter for the Napa Valley region.

Participation is open to those who work for an NVV member winery in a senior-level position and have the desire to help shape the future of the Napa Valley wine region in a leadership capacity. The 2022-2023 cohort is limited to 12 participants. Those seeking more information should contact Napa Valley Vintners.

About the Napa Valley Vintners  

The Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association has been cultivating excellence since 1944 by inspiring its nearly 550 members to consistently produce wines of the highest quality, provide environmental leadership and care for the extraordinary place they call home. Since 1981, the NVV has invested more than $200 million in its community to provide equitable access to healthcare and opportunity for advancement in children’s education. NVV is dedicated to improving diversity and championing inclusivity in its community and in the wine industry. Learn more at

Contact: Teresa Wall, Senior Director of Communications - 707-968-4210,


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