Raised in Texas and trained in economics at Southern Methodist University, Caroline Stewart has a keen mind for numbers, like her father Michael, and a nuanced palate, like her mother Anne. Drawing on those strengths, her first job after college was as a wine rep at Republic National Distributing Company. Following that experience, Caroline was a cellar’s hand at Paul Hobbs Vina Cobos in Mendoza, Argentina, where she immersed herself in the local culture. Returning to the States to work at Paul Hobb’s Crossbarn in California, Caroline continued her hands-on training, embracing the long hours and exhaustive labors involved in crafting beautiful wines. It was while serving as a cellar’s hand at Crossbarn that Caroline met her future husband, Blair Guthrie, a native New Zealander who shared her staunch work ethic and her love for wine. Today, Caroline ensures the family business runs smoothly while not only crafting elegant and beautiful wines, but also building the family’s brand.