Sarah is the anchor in our Venge Vineyards operation. In addition to managing her own practice as a consulting dietitian, she is committed to all functions of Venge with direct input on the long-term goals of the family business. An outstanding chef and winery host, she performs our most vital function: raising the next generation in Venge winemaking tradition.
Jason Williams, General Manager
Jason is responsible for managing all aspects of the sales, marketing, and operations for Venge Vineyards. When Kirk asked Jason to join the effort in 2008, he promptly accepted, "My decision was unreservedly based upon my insight into the family and the dedication put forth over many decades. I knew farming and making wine was Kirk's blood and it was obvious to me that his commitment to the Napa Valley was inate. I was inspired by Kirk and Sarah's vision for the future of Venge Vineyards and resolved to be a partner in the winery's success."
Sheila Franks, Director of Sales, Marketing & Creative
Sheila joined Venge officially in 2011 and comes with a long list of accomplishments in working for many prestigious properties, such as, Merryvale Vineyards, the Robert Mondavi Corporation, Far Niente Winery, Nickel & Nickel Winery, Lancaster Estate, and Cain Vineyards & Winery. Sheila is a vital member of our winery family and keeps every detail of the sales and marketing machine humming along. "I cannot think of a better place in the Napa Valley to be than Venge Vineyards & Winery. What we are doing with the new Calsitoga estate vineyard and winery provides me with an unparalelled opportunity to put all of my experience into action for Kirk and Sarah. This is such a special place and the Venge family is certainly one of the most gracious families I have ever worked with."
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