The hallmarks of Dawnine Dyers’s quarter-century winemaking career are excellence and innovation. One of the first American woman in charge of winemaking at a major winery, she later extended her expertise beyond Napa Valley to Australia and Latin America, where she has helped develop wineries. She is the co-owner of Dyer Vineyard with her husband and Meteor partner, Bill Dyer. In 2002, Dawnine served as president of the Napa Valley Vintners Association (NVVA). She is a member of the founding board of Women for Winesense and a recognized voice for the importance of Geographic Indications and Appellations of Origin at conferences around the world. An avid opera fan and inveterate traveler, Dawnine lends her active voice to community groups as well as the local choir.