Top 50 most powerful women in wine: 40-31

40. GENEVIEVE JANSSENS

AGE: 61
Born in Morocco and raised in France, as director of winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley, Janssens has big shoes to fill. Having studied oenology at the University of Bordeaux, in 1989 she took on the role of director of production at Opus One, Mondavi’s Napa-based joint venture with Baron Phiilippe de Rothschild, becoming director of winemaking at Robert Mondavi in 1997. From the beginning, Janssens has pursued her goal of making fruit-forward wines of elegance and finesse that complement food. She played a pivotal role in the building of the winemaking facility within the To Kalon vineyard, the winery’s first major renovation since it was founded in 1966 by Mondavi, the godfather of Californian wine.

3 Responses to “Top 50 most powerful women in wine: 40-31”

  1. Steve Webb says:

    I do hope Sandrine Garbay is top – she does after all make the best wine in the world bar none!

    • Martin Campion says:

      Steve, Sandrine comes a close second, but top spot surely goes to Katharina Pum. Berenice Lurton is # three, obviously.

  2. I would Tanya Torr right up very close to the top .

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