Sales & Hospitality
Breauna is the soul of the Kanzler wine allocation process and customer care. She releases bottles directly to clients via the mailing list during biannual offerings, manages the Collectors Club, and curates our overnight guest experience at the vineyard house.
Breauna grew up in Petaluma—home of the Butter and Eggs Days Parade—25 minutes south of the Sebastopol Hills where winemaker Alex Kanzler grew up. She left the Bay Area to attend the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she met Alex. Little did she know at 18 years old that this was the beginning of a love story. Breauna graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2011 with the intention of becoming a behavioral therapist. She received a job offer from a Denver staffing agency right after graduation, and the Account Manager role eventually led her to San Diego for the opening of their new sales office.
When Silicon Valley’s high tech industry brought Breauna back up to the Bay Area to work for Google in 2013, Alex Kanzler was the first person she called. They were inseparable from that moment, and they married in January of 2016.
Breauna took a quick interest in the wine industry, although she initially thought of it as more of a hobby than a potential career. However, as she tasted wine more deeply, worked events for the Kanzler family and walked the vineyards with her new husband, she grew to love the land and the vines as much as the wine.
“Alex taught me the most important thing about wine: There are the ones you like and the ones you don’t—that’s all that matters.”
During her free time away from her job as a Technical Recruiter for Apple, she assisted with frost protection in the vineyard, web and print design projects, and bottling. As time went on it was clear to Breauna that the wine industry was a perfect fit for her. The timing was also perfect. Her new family was in need of another set of hands and she was ready for a new career path. “What could be better than investing my time in our family? My husband is an amazing winemaker and I’m so proud to be an official part of both the family and the company.”
“I couldn’t be happier,” said founder Lynda Kanzler. “She’s lovely, smart and talented. She loves my son. She loves the wine industry. She’s been a real asset since she came onboard. What more could a mother-in-law ask.”
Breauna and Alex spend much of their time on the estate vineyard — Alex supervising farming, and Breauna conducting private tastings and vineyard walks. Their dogs Huck and Finn can often be seen patrolling the vineyard and keeping it free from 4-legged pests like deer and raccoons.