Brenae Royal, Vineyard Manager - Mount Peak Winery
Brenae is the Vineyard Manager for the 575-acre Monte Rosso Vineyard on the eastern hills of Sonoma Valley, one of the most acclaimed winegrowing sites in California. She joined E. & J. Gallo Winery in 2013 as Operations and Viticulture Intern before being named Vineyard Manager in 2015.
Brenae says, "Viticulture is still very male-dominated, so to drive more inclusion and diversity is very much an uphill battle." It's a battle that Brenae has done anything but back down from.