Meet the Staff
Stefanie is a Bennett Lane Winery veteran, helping to open the tasting room in 2003, and gained winery experience prior to that overseas in the Margaret River region of Australia. Residing with her family in Healdsburg, she enjoys wine, travel and the outdoors.
Tasting Room Manager
Alise was born and raised in wine country. With her background in theater, hospitality in the wine industry seemed like the natural "first job out of college," which quickly turned into a career. Alise has been in the wine industry ever since. She joined the Bennett Lane crew in September of 2017. She has a passion for talking about all wine and spirits (especially craft whiskey). After the Tasting Room closes for the day, you may be able to catch her in a local theater production, or at home enjoying a glass of Bennett Lane Cabernet with her husband, Zach while cuddling with her dog, Gus.
Tasting Room Associate/Cellar Associate
Originally from San Antonio Texas, my partner and I found our home in Northern California in 2007 and I couldn't be happier. I studied Chemistry at Mendocino College for three years but soon fell in love with wine and the social lifestyle that comes with such a hobby. After changing my major to Oenology and transferring to Santa Rosa Junior College, I was offered a place on the Bennett Lane team in July of 2014. I have a passion for wine education and wine making and Bennett Lane Winery is the perfect platform, my second position as cellar staff started with the 2015 harvest. I love the laid back feel of our spot in Calistoga and I feel pride for the excellent wines that our team produces.
Tasting Room Associate
Napa Valley came calling when Donna left San Francisco in 2014. She was ready to embrace the country lifestyle and beauty of the wine country. After hosting in the tasting room at a number of wineries, she found the winery she had been looking for. She fell in love with the wines at Bennett Lane and joined the team in 2016. A worldly traveler and nature lover, she lived in Bali for seven years. She spends her leisure time writing, cooking with friends and family, and simply enjoying the "good life!"