Jesse Bongiovi

Jesse Bongiovi is the Co-Founder of Hampton Water Wine, a four-time 90 point rated rosé that was recently featured on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list. Jesse graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where he received a degree in Political Science, as well as a minor in Business Economics. A New Jersey native, Jesse has […]

Justin Jackson

Justin works at the New York Wine and Grape Foundation as the Sustainability Program Manager where his main goal is to provide vineyards and wineries with the resources and education needed in running sustainable operations. Currently he is heading up the launch of New York Sustainable Winegrowing, a sustainability certification for New York vineyards that […]

Samantha Holley

Samantha Holley is a wine importer and enthusiast, splitting her time between Atlanta and Austria. She founded Atlantik Imports as a young adult living in Vienna, and currently works throughout the state of Georgia.  When she is not in the market selling wine, you can find her traveling, studying for WSET Diploma, scuba diving, or playing […]

Laura Baddish

Laura Baddish is a seasoned strategist, businesswoman and leader Laura struck out on her own and founded the eponymous BADDISH GROUP in 2000 and continues on as agency’s CEO and primary client contact. Renowned for her innovative program development and strategic partnerships, Laura and her team create award-winning communications strategies, with integrated public relations programs […]

Brigid Mannarino

Brigid Mannarino is the Director of Growth Marketing at leading beverage alcohol service provider, importer, and distributor MHW Ltd. She provides thousands of brands from 80+ countries with industry news, guidance, and brand acceleration opportunities. Brigid educates the media, industry associations, and conferences on how to come to market in the US. Prior to leading […]

Bruce Schneider

Bruce Schneider is a globally recognized innovator in reusable packaging with 20 years of innovation leadership in the wine industry.   In 2010, Bruce co-founded the Gotham Project, pioneering and setting the standards for wines on tap in 100% reusable stainless steel kegs, eliminating more than 6 million wine bottles.   Bruce earned an M.B.A. […]

Anna Brittain, Moderator

Anna has worked locally, nationally and internationally on environmental management and policy with organizations ranging from the environmental economics think tank Resources for the Future in Washington, DC to the International Union for Conservation of Nature in Hanoi, Vietnam. She has spent over a decade facilitating and growing sustainability in the wine industry, with an […]

Aaron Schreiber-Stainthorp

Aaron Schreiber-Stainthorp is Director of Sustainability at Jackson Family Wines.  Aaron focuses on implementing systems that drive transformational change with an emphasis on decarbonization, regenerative farming, renewable energy, water conservation, zero waste and employee engagement.  Using a data driven approach to identifying opportunities and guide decision making, Aaron has worked to make sustainability synonymous with […]

Labid al Ameri

Labid al Ameri, co-owner of Domaine Bousquet in partnership with his wife Anne Bousquet, entered the world of wine with a background in finance, a profound commitment to organic wine-growing, and a determination to do things differently. In less than 15 years, al Ameri has helped steer his family’s start-up winery in Argentina’s remote Uco […]