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Opus One Welcomes New Vice President of Human Resources


Napa, CA, January 11, 2022— Opus One Winery CEO, Christopher Lynch, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dana Garaventa as Vice President of Human Resources. Ms. Garaventa will be responsible for the overall HR strategic plan which specifically addresses diversity, equality, and employee engagement initiatives; reinforces a culture of trust, empowerment, and camaraderie; and supports the successful execution of our 2030 vision where Opus One is a leading employer of choice in the Napa Valley. 

Having most recently served as the Director of Human Resources for Opus One Winery, Dana’s previous experience includes the position as Human Resources Manager at Opus One, as well as roles at Chalone Wine Group, Wine.com and BevMo. She is also a graduate of St. Mary’s College. 

Dana brings to the Opus One team a strong background and exceptional experience in employment law, employee relations, global human resource management systems implementation, and organizational development. 

In addition to holding the esteemed Global Certification in Human Resources (GPHR) designation, awarded to only 2,800 professionals worldwide, Ms. Garaventa is also a contributor and a member of the Forbes Human Resources Council, an invitation-only organization to executive-level Human Resources executives and leaders. Ms. Garaventa has been published on the Forbes Media LLC platform over the last several years. 

Said Christopher Lynch about this important change: “Recognizing that our team of employees is truly our greatest asset, it was critical that we include strategic thinking about the role they play in all of our business plans from the vineyard to the marketplace. Additionally, as we move to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization, I recognized that this must start at the leadership level.”

Said Ms. Garaventa: “My role at its core has always been the same: to care for our employees so they can care for Opus One. I was called to HR because I wanted to be in a position where I could elicit change, coach, inspire, impact, and lead. It is not lost on me that being the first woman on the Executive Team has its own significance, and I have a responsibility to carry with that. I hope this will be just the beginning of more diversity among the Executive Team and across the organization. I am grateful to be part of this incredibly dynamic organization and so excited to continue our work toward our 2030 Vision.” 

Created in 1978 by the legendary Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi, the iconic champion of Napa Valley in California, Opus One remains committed to realizing our founders’ dream – bringing to life one unique wine that expresses time and place, which embodies the personality and character of our founders. Opus One produces a Bordeaux style blend based on cabernet sauvignon grown in our estate vineyards in Oakville, California. Currently distributed in all 50 states and in 90 countries around the world, Opus One is now a joint-venture between Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A. and Constellation Brands. 

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