Amy Bess Cook, Founder

A 10-year veteran of the wine business, Amy Bess Cook launched Woman-Owned Wineries in 2017 to help create greater equity in the industry.

As longtime brand and operations director for a boutique winery (2009 to 2017) she came to closely understand the inner workings of a small wine business, particularly on the direct-to-consumer side.

Along the way, she consulted for other wineries and vendors. She also studied enology and tried her hand at winemaking in a startup wine project of her own. Her broad and varied experience taught her firsthand some of the challenges women face in the wine industry, and motivated her to seek practical, positive solutions.

Her efforts to help build equity within the wine business have been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, Forbes,  Sprudge, and elsewhere. For this work, she was named Imbibe Magazine‘s “Wine Person of the Year” 2019.


Lisa Hobro, Designer


Lisa Hobro is an award-winning designer who has been devising singular solutions for the wine industry for more than two decades. Her seasoned expertise and discerning eye have offered boutique and corporate clients alike trusted guidance in brand identity, label art, and collateral.

A native of Sonoma County, Lisa is a graduate of California College of Arts. For her creative work, she draws inspiration from the powerful bonds of friends and family, live music, and visual art itself.

Woman-Owned Wineries was  fortunate to have Lisa design on our logo.