Chief Executive Officer at Domaine Carneros
Remi began her career in the Carneros region at Saintsbury after receiving her master’s degree in viticulture. It was here she worked her first harvest and developed a commitment to sustainability initiatives in the Napa Valley. She followed this with a four-year stint as Vineyard Manager at Bouchaine Vineyards, also assuming responsibility for Northern California sales and helping in build their eCommerce platform, website design and content. She joined Domaine Carneros as CEO in 2020 already having over 20 years of experience, prior to joining them, she held the position of COO at Lede Family Wines. Whilst there she was included in the 2015 Wine Enthusiast’s 40 under 40 as a tastemaker and influencer in Napa Valley. Her initial focus at Lede Family Wines was increasing quality and production before turning to promoting and selling the wines through direct consumer sales and distribution. Remi and Domaine Carneros share a deep respect for the environment and have always actively preserved the health of the land. Domaine Carneros has farmed sustainably since the late 1980’s and was certified in 2013, they have since implemented water and energy conservation measures in conjunction with recycling and composting programs. In 2003, Domaine Carneros was one of the early adopters of solar power, installing the largest system of any winery in the world. Domaine Carneros has long been recognized for their conservation efforts and received the 2019 California Green Medal Business Award and the Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Award. Remi is looking forward to continuing the tradition of Domaine Carneros being among the leaders in the Napa Valley dedicated to protecting our lands. In addition, Remi served on the board of the Napa Valley Winegrowers Association for many years and was formerly the President of Stag’s Leap District Winegrowers Association.
"Sustainability and Resilience—Climate Adaptation"
In 2019 (as in years prior) momentum continued to build in terms of acknowledging, addressing, and adapting to climate change. Late in the year, however, our collective consciousness shifted to the crisis of the day, COVID–19. Still, climate change continues unabated, and every winegrower faces its immediate consequences. They realize that their continued success depends on rethinking business models in the face of climate-related events that represent a clear and present danger, not a future risk. What steps must the wine industry take to adapt?