Kristen Kahler has lived in the Napa Valley the majority of her life and grew up in the wine business. Her mother being a veteran of the wine industry for over 4 decades here in the US and overseas. Kristen started her career working as a reservationist at age 19 at the French Laundry. Gaining a love of food and wine she moved on to work for Diageo in Relationship Marketing for multiple Napa Valley Wineries. Moving up the ranks and in 2004 went to work with Spelletich Family Wine Company as their DTC Manager over the years learned all the ins & Outs and got promoted to Director of Operations. Turning Spelletich from a small family winery to a large custom crush and bottling facility. Cultivating partnerships with Lot18, TastingRoom.com & Wine Shop at Home! Kristen has been working in the Wine industry since 2001, She has 2 boys at home and enjoys great food, music, movies and visible tattoos.
Led by winemaker-in-chief Barb Spelletich, the talented and handpicked team at Studio Beverage Group comprises a cadre of seasoned winemakers, many of whom have studied internationally in the celebrated vineyards of France, Australia, and Italy. Our wine wizards aren’t about individual accolades; instead, they’re about results. Your success is our success.
Born and raised in Seattle, Barb Spelletich spent the early part of her career as a wine distributor, traveling the world and building relationships with some of the finest wineries in the world. She furthered her knowledge as a negociant with Whitwhams Fine and Rare Wines, based in Bordeaux and Manchester, England, enhancing her contacts with the top winemakers in France. Before moving to the Napa Valley in 1992, Barbara honed her winemaking skills at the University of California, Davis, which has graduated many top winemakers over the years. Her first stop in the Napa Valley was St. Clement Vineyards in St. Helena. Two years later, she and her husband Timothy formed the Spelletich Family Wine Company, which was the their passion for 20 years before joining Studio Beverage Group.
Growing up surrounded by gardens and vineyards in Lake County, Chloe is a botanical artist at heart! Returning to focus on wine, she kept the family tradition alive by joining the wine business in the early 2000s. With her infectious smile and attention to detail, Chloe keeps all compliance activities and reporting, as well as accounting, on point at Studio Beverage Group.