WINE WORK & PASSION EPISODE 7 – Wente Vineyards – Aly Wente


Aly Wente Podcast Founded in 1883, Wente Vineyards is located in Livermore California and is America’s longest, continuously operated family-owned winery.  Today I’ll talk to Aly Wente, Vice President of Marketing & Customer Experience and Fifth Generation Wente Winegrower.  

Recently named to the Wine Enthusiasts prestigious Top 40 under 40 Tastemakers list for 2021, Aly will share her expertise about working in wine marketing as well as winery hospitality and customer experiences.  

In the end Aly will give us actionable insights about how you can put your enthusiasm for wine together with your marketing and service skills to enter this exciting industry.   





Karen Wetzel

Karen Wetzel

Karen Wetzel is a highly regarded, experienced Wine & Spirits Industry professional and a well-credentialed Wine & Spirits Educator. With over 30 years in the industry, she has experience in most every aspect of the distribution and supply chain and her expertise can help you jump start or advance your career. Starting as a sales rep, Karen has held key positions within the distribution and supplier network including Category Manager, National Accounts Manager, Director of Sales and Director of Wine Education. She has helped countless others advance their careers through mentorships and best-in-class sales training courses. She has also developed wine & spirits education programs for employees, distributors and restaurant/retail trade partners with the goal of helping them thrive in our industry. Karen is a WSET Certified Educator, has her WSET Level 3 in Wine & Spirits and WSET Level 2 in Spirits and holds expert certifications for Napa Valley, Rioja and American wines from the Napa Valley Wine Academy. Today, Karen teaches at the Napa Valley Wine Academy. She also develops career development content and coaches Wine & Spirits Industry Professionals.
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