Founder & Winemaker
Barbara Steele founded Cowhorn Vineyard & Garden with her husband Bill Steele in 2002. Together they grow and make Cowhorn wines exclusively from the Cowhorn estate vineyard. Barbara also oversees marketing, sales, events and member relations – which leaves just enough time to enjoy her home and garden, her dogs, and her friends and family. After earning her MBA, Barbara started a career in public accounting and began helping companies build stronger financial controls and operations. Her last finance-related position was CFO for Academy Studios, a leading designer/fabricator of exhibits for museums, zoos and aquariums. Prior to founding Cowhorn, Barbara spent several years working with organic farms in California, where she and Bill developed their vision for a model agricultural business that enhances the earth and enriches the local community.