Keynote Speaker: Jeff O’Neill
O'Neill Vintners & Distillers

Jeff O’Neill will open the 2020 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium as the Keynote Speaker.

Jeff O’Neill is an entrepreneur and leader in the wine industry. He entered the wine business in 1980 and founded Golden State Vintners with a private equity group in 1985. Mr. O’Neill was CEO of Golden State Vintners until its successful sale after 24 years in business. In 2004, O’Neill acquired the Christian Brothers Brandy facility & launched O’Neill Vintners & Distillers as an innovative, privately-owned California winery producing premium quality wines and spirits through vertically integrated operations.

Through Mr. O’Neill’s leadership, O’Neill Vintners has grown to become the 7th largest winery in California and has earned a reputation as one of the premier custom wine producers in the business, focused on making spectacular wines using state of the art technology. In the last six years, Mr. O’Neill has led incremental growth by entering the consumer branded business with much success surpassing 1 Million 9L cases sold in 2019.

O’Neill Vintners & Distillers was founded in 2004 by entrepreneur and industry veteran, Jeff O’Neill.  The privately-owned and operated winery has grown to become one of the largest premium varietal wine and brandy producers in California with a reputation for producing high quality wines from the North Coast, Central Coast and Central Valley. Through its extensive vineyards and state of the art facilities, O’Neill’s growing portfolio of national and exclusive brands include the company’s fast growing Line 39 (up +19% trailing 52 weeks per Nielsen), other brands in the company’s national brands portfolio include Robert Hall, Harken, Exitus, Day Owl and, Intercept, For more information, please visit

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