October 15 - 16, 2018
Convene Conference Center, 32 Old Slip, New York, NY
Christopher BarefootVP, Communications & Guest Relations
Christopher joined Opus One in July of 2013 as Vice President of Communications and Guest Relations with responsibility for all communications, hospitality and events at the winery. In keeping with the Founders’ desire for absolute wine quality, he believes that the customer’s experience at the winery is also a reflection on the wine; therefore, no detail should be missed. Prior to Opus One, Christopher was the Estate Director for Flowers Vineyard and Winery, a notable producer of estate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, where he was responsible for the winery’s domestic and international sales and marketing. Previously, he spent five years working as the Brand Director for Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville, managing the Napa Valley and Reserve labels. Christopher’s connection to Robert Mondavi’s legacy gave rise to his own passion for fine Cabernet Sauvignon and a shared conviction that the wines of Napa Valley belong in the company of the world’s finest. Christopher holds a BA in French from the University of Virginia, as well as an International MBA from the University of South Carolina. He resides in the city of Napa.