shelia gentry, general manager
Napa native Shelia Gentry had an early start in the Napa Valley wine and hospitality industry, working at her uncle’s restaurant and Meadowood Napa Valley, and at summer jobs at Domaine Chandon under the tutelage of Daniel Shanks and Philippe Jeanty. A desire to broaden her horizons took her to Mount Vernon College in Washington, D.C., where she earned both a BA in Business with an emphasis on Marketing and a new-found appreciation for the wine country she’d left behind.
Returning to Napa Valley, Shelia learned the ropes of winemaking as a cellar rat at Robert Mondavi Winery. She brings extensive wine marketing experience to Oakville Ranch, having spent over 15 years in positions at Shafer Vineyards and Harlan Estate, where, as Marketing Administrator, she was responsible for all aspects of sales and marketing.
Shelia is drawn to the natural beauty and organic farming practices at Oakville Ranch, where a deep respect for nature drives the growing of ultra-premium grapes. The wines reflect both the vineyards and the location’s dramatic terroir, and Shelia looks forward to introducing them to an even greater audience.
Active in community affairs, Shelia served as both president and vice-president of the Napa Humane Society, treasurer of the Napa Valley Education Foundation and as Volunteer Appreciation Chair for the Napa Valley Wine Auction.
She lives in Napa’s Oxbow District with husband Jonathan, son Luke and the family cat Rita. The family’s yard is devoted to growing fruit trees and they donate hundreds of pounds of citrus and apples to the Napa Food Bank each year.