Christina Barnett

A Campbell/Los Gatos native and long-term industry professional passionate about hospitality, Christina has managed multiple restaurants and wine bars in Los Gatos. She has been in the wine industry for the past 10+ years. Christina developed her passion for wine working part-time at Clos LaChance winery in 2010. After five years working in their Tasting Room and doing events there, she became the Assistant General Manager of Enoteca La Storia and then the General Manager of Rootstock Wine Bar. She then went on to work at Thomas Fogarty Winery, managing events and working in the Tasting Room for four years. Christina took her passion for wine to Italy, where she lived and worked in a small Cantina in the Le Marche region—spending a month during harvest learning more about production and Italian wines, including harvesting and producing olive oil.

Most recently, Christina was part of the inaugural team to open Tasting House Wine Bistro in Los Gatos, where they earned Best New Restaurant and Wine Bar in Los Gatos and a Wine Spectator’s Best of Excellence Award. Christina has also been an active member of the Los Gatos community by being on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce and participating in the Eat Drink Los Gatos committee and the Wine Walk committee. Christina has a history of sharing her passion for wine with everyone she meets. She is a level 1. Sommelier through The Court of Master Sommeliers and is currently studying to pass her level 1 WSET. Christina brings her team player mentality and upbeat personality to the Santa Cruz Community and Big Basin Vineyards at our Downtown Tasting Room and Wine Bar.

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