Full Name
Judd Wallenbrock
Job Title
Priest Ranch Wines
Speaker Bio
Judd Wallenbrock is perpetually inspired by the depth and nuance of the wine industry, and brings over four decades of experience to Somerston Estate and Priest Ranch wines. Since the 1980s, he’s held a range of roles at influential Napa Valley estates including global vice president of marketing at Robert Mondavi, president of Michel-Schlumberger, and president and chief executive officer of C. Mondavi & Family. He also founded Humanitas Wines in 2001 as a social enterprise supporting charitable causes. Known for his marketing savvy and commitment to building wine culture, Wallenbrock has earned wide respect across the industry. His proven track record of success, coupled with his deep knowledge of the wine industry, makes him the ideal candidate to carry forward the legacy of this esteemed winery. "The Estate boasts a remarkable winemaking team, rich history, and incredible farming,” he says of Somerston and Priest Ranch Wines. “I'm honored to help guide the brands into an exciting new chapter that realizes their tremendous potential while staying true to its roots and winemaking philosophies."
Judd Wallenbrock