Michelle Mandro, founder and president of Wine Country Women, LLC, has worked in the wine industry for a decade, beginning as the executive director of the American Institute of Wine & Food, a national association started by Robert Mondavi and Julia Childs. She has also worked for numerous wineries in addition to her work with two Fortune 500 companies, as well as a career in television news at the CBS and NBC affiliates in Louisville, KY.
Amanda Harlan, a long-time equestrian, joined the U.S. Junior Olympic dressage team, earning silver and gold medals. After working for Wally’s Wine & Spirits as well as LVMH, she joined the family business in 2014 and is now managing client relations for her brother Will Harlan’s wine project, the Mascot.