Briana spent eleven years in apparel and textiles importing, before returning to Montana to join the family business at Winegardner’s Wines. The opportunity to become part of the wine world was an exciting new venture, and she’s found that her experiences from the importing world are similar to the ever-changing dynamics in the wine business, so it’s been a natural transition. As someone who loves to learn (and with wine there is always something to learn), her passion for wine and its nuances continues to grow. She is honored to be a part of continuing the business that Kurt & Melinda founded over twenty years ago.
Briana loves Old World wines, and her latest obsession is rosé – she loves their versatility and how unique they can be. And, of course, she always enjoys a glass of something bubbly.
Outside of work, she loves spending time with her husband, children, and their two dogs. She also loves traveling, being active, yoga, hiking, golf, cooking, reading & music.