“What I love the most about Lambert Bridge is that I get the full picture of the wine industry. I get to experience the entire process, from grapes, through winemaking, and into the tasting room. Of course, being able to see the sunrise during harvest is magic!”
Born and raised in Colombia, Valentina’s love for the outdoors and agriculture began at a young age. A graduate in Agricultural Engineering from the National University of Colombia, she specialized in working with diverse flowers and coffee crops.
Drawn to the United States, Valentina quickly embraced the world of winemaking, intrigued by the dynamic transformation from grapes to finished wine. Her first position in Sonoma County was an internship in neighboring Chalk Hill, while simultaneously pursuing winemaking courses at UC Davis. Originally working in the lab and focusing on the chemistry side of winemaking, Valentina was ready to make her transition to the vineyards. Since joining the Lambert Bridge team in 2023, Valentina oversees all grape-growing practices. She serves as the eyes of the vineyards, walking the steep slopes, meticulously observing conditions, and monitoring the vines. Collaborating with the winemaking team, she ensures the highest quality grapes from both our estate vineyards and esteemed partners.
When not trekking in the vineyards, Valentine never rests. She enjoys exercising – taking her favorite spinning and Zumba classes.
- She can sing the entire Fresh Prince of Bel Air song in Spanish
- Her favorite Lambert Bridge wine is the Sei Querce Sauvignon Blanc - the aromas of the fresh, tropical, and yellow fruit remind her of Colombia.
- Since moving to the United States, she dreams in Spanglish