Regina Sanz

Regina Sanz


GENERAL MANAGER OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, KOSTA BROWNE

Regina Sanz brings an inquisitive nature, an obsession with quality winemaking, a passion for delivering exceptional hospitality, and an innovative approach to customer experiences and trade partnerships in the wine industry.

Thanks to her California upbringing, appetite for world travel, and Spanish heritage, Sanz has a rich cultural background in wine and food. She began her wine career working as a Sommelier in the fine dining restaurant industry in San Diego, California, following her previous career as a competitive snowboarder.

She has a combined 15+ years of marketing, sales, and hospitality experience working for organizations including JRDN Restaurant-Tower 23 Hotel, Marriott, Vail Resorts, Redbull (ask her about the “Downhill at Mammoth”), The Firehouse Restaurant, The Henry Wine Group, Terlato Wines International, Terroir Selections, and Jordan Vineyard & Winery.

Today, as General Manager, Sanz leads business development efforts and carries on the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of the Kosta Browne founders.

Her passionate obsession with ushering in dynamic, creative, and authentic storytelling has soared to new heights at KB. She led the creative on “Shore to Shore,” a Yeti Films-meets-Chefs-Table style documentary chronicling a remarkable collaboration with Grand Wailea in Hawaii. In August of 2019, she initiated a nationwide tour adopting a “TED Talks” style forum to explore trade issues and trade conversations through the lens of Pinot Noir. Dubbed “Pinot Talks,” the KB team hosted spirited tastings and discussions in multiple cities around the U.S. When the Pandemic halted the Pinot Talks tour, Sanz gathered her team and swiftly pivoted, launching the “KB Kitchen Series,” an internet TV show in collaboration with Top Chef contestants, benefiting independent restaurants in partnership with the James Beard Foundation.

Sanz holds an MBA in Wine Business from Sonoma State University, a B.S. in Neuropsychology and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California, San Diego; she is a Certified Sommelier, and she is currently pursuing her WSET Diploma in preparation for the Masters of Wine (MW) entrance exam. Based at the winery in Sebastopol, and living in Bodega Bay, Ca. and spends her personal time listening to music, snowboarding in Lake Tahoe, practicing yoga, backpacking, camping on the coast, and obsessing over the diversity of Pinot Noir, Grower Champagne, and delicious global cheeses.