The Texas wine industry is chock full of opportunities for wine professionals across the board. This, as with any career, means folks will be moving around within the industry to find themselves, and to follow new job paths and opportunities. At Texas Wine Lover, we recognized the need to keep a page for our readers to keep up with the action, so to speak. This is a page in which you can click once to have access to a list of wine professionals who recently have changed job functions, or who have moved to a different winery or venue. This list will not include everyone in the Texas wine industry, of course, but we will include some known names and faces for the sake of keeping up with some people as they pursue different avenues of success
Updated: August 18, 2019
Mike Igo (GM/Tasting room manager/Winery): Was the tasting room manager at Pedernales Cellars, then worked at Messina Hof Hill Country; was at Barons Creek Vineyards, left, and is now back with Barons Creek.
Donna Rene Johnston (Tasting Guide): Was with Bending Branch Winery, then Hye Meadow Winery, and is now leading the Fredericksburg Wine Walk, the Comfort Wine Walk, and is working Sundays at Lost Draw Cellars.
Robert Nida (Winemaker): Was the winemaker for Compass Rose Cellars, assistant winemaker at Kuhlman Cellars, Vintner’s Vault, Andreucci Wines; he is now consulting with winemaking and with his own winery Pebble Rock Cellars.
If there is anyone you know in the industry you would like included on this page, please feel free to email us with your requests. Thank you!