Caren Honigsfeld

Jeff Brown

Jeff has spent over 30 years in and around wine and the wine business. As the founding partner of Miller
Brown, Jeff worked closely with Robert Mondavi Winery, Chateau Montelena, Hess, Markham, Newton,
amongst others in marketing and selling their wines. Before jumping into the wine and spirits world, Jeff
worked at Apple in the early years leading the HAL team focusing on setting Apples innovation culture
and trends. He has also been CEO and Board Chair of both public and private companies, and was the
founder or partner in several entrepreneurial business ventures and nonprofits. He’s been called a
thought leader in start ups creating market leading strategy, innovation, branding, and marketing. Mr.
Brown has spent over 14 years as an advisor and marketer in the alcohol beverage industry from both
the distributor and producer sectors. He was part of the team that worked with Robert Mondavi and
Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Château Mouton Rothschild to bring Opus One wine to the market. He
loves working with retailers and restauranteurs to create unique selections of wine to please their
customers palates.

Gigi Jensen

Tania Kranzler

Pouring wine for event tastings in the Shenandoah Valley while starting her teaching career in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1990s kick-started Tania into the wine industry.  Wine education classes at U.C. Berkeley and U.C. Davis along with working in the Santa Cruz Mountains tasting room of Ridge Vineyards contributed to her developing passion about wine.  Tania has explored the various wine regions in California and Europe with a focus on France and an adoration for Burgundy, Champagne, and Jura.

Tania’s spouse shares her passion for wine and together they continue to explore the California wine regions of Sonoma County, Napa Valley, Paso Robles/San Luis Obispo Counties and Santa Barbara County.  They recently moved their primary home to Minnesota to reunite family and Tania began working for Rootstock.  They keep California close by maintaining a second home to stay connected to the Pacific Ocean, friends, Sierra Mountains for skiing and wine, of course.


Joshua Voytek

Josh grew up in Southern California, but moved to the Midwest in middle school when his father got a job in Minot, North Dakota. When his family moved back to California at the end of his high school career, Josh decided to stay in North Dakota, attending the University of Jamestown where he got a B.A. in History and attending University of North Dakota, where he worked toward getting an M.A. in Community Counseling. During this time, Josh worked in various restaurants and enjoyed spending his visits with family in California touring local wineries and developing his knowledge and passion for wine. After working in mental health for several years, he decided that his passion was in food and beverage, and he rejoined the restaurant industry in a management capacity in Fargo and Sioux Falls for almost a decade, during which time he successfully passed his Certified Sommelier exam with the Court of Master Sommeliers. He continues to demonstrate his passion for wine education and appreciation in the Fargo-Moorhead area and after joining the Rootstock team in late 2022, he has continued to be instrumental in helping start the expansion of Rootstock/Worldwide Cellars wines in various locations in North Dakota. He is currently the Rootstock Account Manager for Fargo-Moorhead and northern Lakes Country, MN. In his free time, Josh enjoys traveling and especially visiting wine regions, golfing, binging prestige television, and cooking.