VP of Operations, Ancient Peaks Winery, Santa Margarita, CA
President/Founder, Dream Big Darling;
Cofounder, Wine Speak Paso Robles, Paso Robles, CA
Dare to dream big
A second-generation owner, Wittstrom-Higgins oversees everything from brand development and distribution to events and special projects at Ancient Peaks Winery, an acclaimed Central Coast operation that crafts both high-end bottlings and the best bang-for-buck values from more than 900 acres of vineyard near Paso Robles. She also founded Dream Big Darling, a nonprofit aimed to lift women in the wine industry, and Wine Speak Paso Robles, an annual event that brings together sommeliers, beverage industry leaders and other members of the winemaking community for a three-day educational summit.