“Rombauer always had the exceptional wines I loved to sell. This opportunity was simply too good to be true.” Before Kristine Pederson joined Rombauer in 2018 to manage sales in Northern California and Hawaii, she represented the winery working for one of Rombauer’s wholesalers. Her experience in wine sales followed years of service in other aspects of the industry, in fact, Kristine worked her first harvest when she was in fourth grade. It wasn’t child labor; her family owned a vineyard in Monterey County and she has vivid memories of helping her parents pick grapes. Kristine went on to study animal science at UC Davis, but after graduation, when she was offered the opportunity to work a harvest in Monterey, she jumped at the chance. We’re glad she did!