Chief Operating Officer, Winery Sixteen 600, USA.
Mayacamas Olds was born and raised on Mt. Veeder in Napa Valley. Growing up on her family’s small estate winery and vineyard operation, her love of the wine industry and sustainability was engrained from a young age. In 2000, she embarked on a lifelong career in the wine industry – first at Penfolds in South Australia as a Winemaking Liason for three years. Mayacamas then of Sky Vineyards, her family’s winery, for nine years, where she touched on every part of operations, from sales to marketing to the vineyards.
Seeking a new challenge she became General Manager of Sonoma Community Gardens in 2003, developing their educational programs to promote organic and sustainable ethnobotany. Since then, she has gone on to oversee 700 acres of certified organic and biodynamic vineyards at Enterprise Vineyards; oversee independent farmers and promote fiscal sustainability at Sunshine Organic Consulting; and manage sustainability, technical, and fiscal farming for 5,200 acres of California vineyards as the Director of Vineyard Operations & Grower Relations at Diageo Chateau & Estates. In 2020, Mayacamas was appointed General Manager of Gloria Ferrer, where she draws on her comprehensive and diverse range of experiences to oversee Operations, Hospitality, DTC, Marketing, Winemaking, Viticulture, and Sustainability.
She is now the Chief Operating Officer at Winery Sixteen 600.