Linzi Gay

General Manager, Clif Family Winery

Born and raised in St. Helena, Linzi left the Napa Valley to study at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing.  After graduation she was hired by Clif Bar & Company as a brand manager on the LUNA Bar brand, eventually moving on to the Innovation Team where she worked on a variety of innovation projects across all brands.   

Linzi left Clif Bar in 2004 to move back to the Napa Valley with her husband.  Deciding to shift her career to a path in the wine industry, Linzi became a brand manager at Foster’s Wine Estates where she managed several of their icon brands for North America.  She then worked for several winery, brewery and packaged goods clients in various roles before reconnecting with Gary and Kit in the early stages of Clif Family Winery. She formally joined Clif Family Winery in 2007 and became General Manager in 2009.

Linzi brings a true love of food, wine and organic gardening to her position at Clif Family. When she’s not working she loves to cook, write, cycle and most importantly, spend time with her husband and two young children. 

Linzi serves on the board of the Howell Mountain Growers Association, St. Helena Chamber of Commerce and Oak Knoll District Winery and Grape Growers Association.