' Co-Founder Lisa Mazzoni - Zialena Winery

Co-Founder Lisa Mazzoni

Lisa Mazzoni, Co-Founder and General Manager, Zialena Winery

Lisa Mazzoni is an energetic and accomplished force in the wine industry, serving as the Co-Founder and General Manager of Zialena Winery, where she combines her enthusiasm for hospitality with her family's rich history in winemaking. As the fourth-generation co-owner, Lisa returned to Sonoma County in 2013 to pursue the family business while concurrently holding the role of Managing Director at Deloitte.

Her journey into winemaking was catalyzed by her brother Mark, a seasoned winemaker, who envisioned crafting estate driven wines under a family label. Recognizing the opportunity to leave their mark on the family legacy, Lisa embraced the challenge alongside her brother. Their collaborative effort led to the establishment of Zialena Winery, named after their Aunt (Zia) Lena, where they meticulously blend old-world winemaking traditions with modern innovation.

Lisa's background in project management, highlighted by her tenure at Deloitte, equipped her with invaluable skills in strategic planning and business development. During her time at Deloitte, she played key roles in corporate development, specializing in integrating new businesses and measuring their strategic value.

Prior to Deloitte, Lisa honed her leadership abilities at Marriott International, where she excelled in. Her achievements at Marriott underscore her dedication to excellence and attention to detail.

Lisa is a proud alumna of the University of Michigan, where she earned an MBA in Corporate Strategy & Marketing from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Finance from the University of Colorado Boulder. Lisa's commitment to education is evident in her involvement in various extracurricular activities, including co-chairing a Women in Leadership Conference.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Lisa is a die-hard Michigan Football fan, showcasing her loyalty to her alma mater any time her team steps on the field. At Zialena Winery, Lisa's leadership reflects the same unwavering support and dedication to preserving her family's legacy and shaping the future of the wine industry in Sonoma County.

Lisa lives in Healdsburg with her husband John and three children Katelyn (14), Jack (13) and James (10). As a family they spend most of their time running around to practices, games and school activities and on the weekends in the winter get to the slopes as often as possible. A fixture in the town of Healdsburg, CA Lisa and her family live just a few blocks from where she and her brother Mark grew up.