Join us, and meet the trailblazers who are shaping the future of wine, beer, cider and spirits in America. These winemakers, grape growers, retailers, bartenders, educators and more are redefining the alcohol beverage industry as we know it.
With an eye on innovation and an impulse to constantly reach for the horizon, each of these honorees is doing their part to lead the conversation and leave a lasting influence on the world of food and drink for generations to come.
President, Pahlmeyer Winery
Invigorating the family tradition
This year, Pahlmeyer was named president of the family business that includes brands Pahlmeyer, Jayson and Wayfarer, the wines made from reputable estate vineyards in Napa and the extreme Sonoma Coast. Pahlmeyer , a mother of two, joined the business in 2008 in customer service. She’s held roles overseeing direct-to-consumer sales, marketing and public relations efforts. Pahlmeyer also launched Wayfarer, known for gorgeous Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with winemaker and former 40 Under 40 honoree, Bibiana González Rave.