Angelica de Vere Mabray
The Donum Estate
Angelica de Vere Mabray is the chief executive officer of the Donum Estate located in the acclaimed wine region Carneros nestled between Napa and Sonoma Counties. With more than 20 years of leadership experience, de Vere Mabray is a change agent adept at revitalizing and transforming mature businesses. She brings extensive knowledge of growth strategies, operational management, direct-to-consumer sales and marketing, e-commerce and hospitality management across wine and luxury retail industries.
At Donum, de Vere Mabray guides business, operations, sales, marketing and hospitality strategies that have made the Estate an internationally recognized brand known for its commitment to fine wine, sustainable agriculture, and sharing access to art from a global community. Donum is now one of the top producers of single-vineyard, single-appellation Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from California, and with one of the largest accessible private sculpture collections in the world, known as an international destination. Angelica has supported the Estate’s long term sustainability initiatives alongside winemaker, Dan Fishman, further establishing a commitment to regenerative organic farming practices that include soil enrichment and encouraging biodiversity in the vineyards. Under Angelica’s leadership, Donum has garnered noteworthy accolades in the field, achieving organic certification of their Estate vineyards by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) organization and Regenerative Organic Certified® by the Regenerative Organic Alliance (ROA).
de Vere Mabray’s wine industry experience initially began in 1999 at Robert Mondavi Winery, overseeing all visitor experiences to the flagship winery as the Visitor Programs Manager. After Constellation Brands acquired Mondavi, de Vere Mabray was appointed as the parent company’s Group Director of Direct-to-Consumer Initiatives for ten luxury wine brands generating $40 million annually. She spent a decade at Robert Mondavi and Constellation combined. de Vere Mabray went on to take executive positions at Sullivan Vineyards (CEO), Bonny Doon Vineyard (GM), and Cornerstone Cellars (CEO).
More recently, de Vere Mabray has continued her pursuit of higher education by completing the Wharton Executive Education program at the University of Pennsylvania. She also attended the University of California, Davis, wine executive program offered through its Graduate School of Management. de Vere Mabray received a BA from Mills College in Oakland and a business management certificate for her additional studies at Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. She speaks French fluently and lives in Napa with her husband and children.