UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA FOUNDATION

Honorary winemasters

The United States claims legendary winemakers with roots from across the globe. Some legends grow from family traditions being passed on from generation to generation—other legends are sowed from unlocking the richness of soil in the perfect climate and blending it with unrelenting passion for perfection.

To help us honor the physicians and faculty members at University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, we are inviting philanthropic winemakers who spread their generosity among additional organizations, causes, and research.

WineFest No. 22 honorary winemasters

Scot Bilbrio, Winemaker and General Manager, Marietta Cellars
Son of owner, Chris Bilbro, Marietta Cellars was founded a half century ago

Steve Lohr, Chairman and CEO, J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines
Son of Jerry Lohr, Chairman and CEO of J.Lohr
 
Niccolo Maltinti, U.S. Brand Ambassador, Antinori
Producers of wine for more than 6 centuries

Carlo and Dante Mondavi, Winemakers, Raen
Sons of Tim Mondavi and 4th generation vintners

Justin Seidenfeld, Winemaker,  Rodney Strong
Will one day replace Rick Sayre as Head Winemaker at Rodney Strong.

Rui Ribeiro, Marketing Manager, Symington Family Estates producing Dow and Graham’s Proto
Family estate has been present for 5 generations