Aug. 212023

Christopher Lynch

Chris Lynch assumed responsibility as Chief Executive Officer at Opus One in September of 2020.

A 30-year veteran of the global fine wine and drinks business, Chris combines his life-long passion for wine with a wealth of experience in both the United States and international wine markets. He has held marketing and general management roles in California, Australia, and New Zealand for several fine wine organizations, including Gallo, Kendall-Jackson, Moët Hennessy, Pernod Ricard and most recently, Terlato Wines. Chris holds an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

Chris discovered the world of wine while playing semi-professional basketball in France in his late teens. A native of Northern California, he returned from France to discover the emerging wine regions of Napa Valley and Sonoma County.  His first trip to Napa Valley in 1979 corresponds to Opus One’s first vintage.

In assuming the CEO position, Chris considers his role to be a steward of Opus One, guiding its continued success and development over the coming years.

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