Domaine Carneros, California
Remi Cohen joined Domaine Carneros as CEO in 2020, bringing with her twenty years of experience in all facets of the fine wine business, from vineyard management and winemaking to sales, marketing, and brand development.
This new role brings Cohen’s career full circle; Carneros is where it all began. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology (UC, Berkeley), Cohen enrolled in the University of California, Davis’ master’s program in viticulture. There she tasted her first Pinot Noir vertical from Saintsbury which led to her first harvest job at Saintsbury. Cohen continued her tour de Carneros at Bouchaine Vineyards as vineyard manager, and then as director of vineyard operations for Merryvale and Starmont. During this time she completed her MBA in Finance and began to gain experience on the sales/marketing side, eventually being promoted to Vice President at Merryvale.
An opportunity at Cliff Lede to be the director of winemaking/vineyards allowed her to hone her winemaking craft, then move to the business side as VP of Operations and later, COO. This nearly ten-year stint at Cliff Lede prepared Cohen for her return to Carneros as the CEO of Domaine Carneros, which she calls her “dream job.”