We are excited to share that our very own Amanda Wittstrom-Higgins has been named to Wine Enthusiast magazine’s 2019 list of “Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers” in the wine, beer and spirits industry. And not only that—she’s on the cover! Look for her in Wine Enthusiast’s October edition.

In the words of Wine Enthusiast, these up-and-coming tastemakers are “the trailblazers who are…redefining the industry as we know it. Each of these honorees is doing their part to lead the conversation and leave a lasting influence on the world of food and drink for generations to come.”

Says Amanda, “I am honored to be recognized by Wine Enthusiast, and to be included with such a great group of innovators. I’ve had some wonderful opportunities during my professional journey, and this provides me with another platform to pay it forward.”

Amanda was recognized for her achievements in business, mentorship, charity and community engagement.

In 2018, she established Dream Big Darling, a nonprofit dedicated to fostering the success of women in the wine and spirits industry. In 2017, she co-founded Wine Speak Paso Robles, an annual industry trade event that is now regarded as one of the top events of its kind in California.

And, of course, as our VP of Operations, Amanda has been instrumental in building Ancient Peaks Winery into what it is today. Congrats, Amanda—it is an award well earned!