International Women's Month March 2021: Judy and Jeanne Wiltberger
Judy Wiltberger (at right) started Keuka Spring Vineyards with her husband Len in 1981. A native of Buffalo, NY, she was educated at Rosary Hill (now Daemen College). Judy also has a Masters degree in education from Nazareth College. In addition to raising four children, Judy taught GED equivalency for the city of Rochester for 20 years. She has been involved in the day to day business of the winery from day one and still is. From planting the original vines to running the tasting room, management, and events, Judy enjoys engaging with all the guests that have crossed her path over the last 36+ years through the winery.
Jeanne Wiltberger (at left) is Len and Judy's only daughter. As the marketing director at the winery, she wears many hats from wine club management to trying to keep up with social media (!). Jeanne has a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.S. from UC Davis, spent two years in Peace Corps Ghana, and a year teaching in the Rheinhessen wine region of Germany. For the last 16 years, along with marketing at the winery, her main project has been raising her two daughters with her Chilean husband.
We love to hear your stories of how you came into the wine world! Let us know your journey of how you got to where you are during this International Women's Wine month!