President | Wente Family Estates
Amy Hoopes is the President of Wente Family Estates, the oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery in the country, celebrating its 135th anniversary last year.
A twenty-year veteran of the wine industry, Hoopes is a respected visionary, heading a long-term brand-driven strategy with the ultimate goal of positioning Wente Family Estates as the most respected family-owned winery in the world. Believing that a balanced and energized employee community contributes greatly to the overall success of the company, Hoopes introduced last year the Wente Family Estates pioneering Make Time (#MakeTime) initiative, which inspires and incentivizes people to make time for what matters most to them.
Ms. Hoopes joined Wente Family Estates in 2007 as Vice President of Marketing, directly from a decade of diverse responsibilities with E. & J. Gallo Winery, the last as Director of Marketing. She was recruited to E. & J. Gallo’s Management Achievement Program after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997 with a degree in Anthropology. She is a recognized marketing leader and top wine industry leadership resource, frequently tapped as an industry expert by Silicon Valley Bank; distinguished by Direct Marketing News as a top “40 Under 40” marketer (2014) and inducted into the Marketing Hall of Femme (2015). She is a board member of First Beverage Group, a private equity firm in the beverage space; a former Secretary of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) and past President LDEI’s San Francisco chapter. She is a member of the Communications Committee for Wine Institute, an executive board member and past President for Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association and a Member of Monterey Winegrowers Association. Passionate about global social impact and change, Ms. Hoopes has been involved since childhood with Children’s International Summer Village (CISV), a nonprofit organization with a mission of Educating and Empowering action for a more just and peaceful world. Ms. Hoopes lives in Pleasanton with her husband and two daughters.