As adults, most of us do some soul-searching about how we are like our families and how we are different. Our next guest found an amazing way to blend the two.

April Gargiulo grew up on her parents’ winery, becoming part of a business that depends on nature and craft to create something unique and special. But while her family’s business developed delicious wine that people put “in” their bodies, April used her love of the land and her understanding of the need for uncompromising standards to do something different.

From Napa Valley, she conceptualized, created and cultivated Vintner’s Daughter, a category-defining skincare line that blends both ancient and modern techniques to create one of the most coveted and beloved skincare brands around. April will join us to talk about her journey to define herself as well as her brand, to overcome the obstacles she faced, and to grow in confidence and vision along the way. We can’t wait to see you there. Anne & Arielle


A thought-leader in the beauty industry, April Gargiulo is the founder of Vintner’s Daughter, a performance-driven, nutritional skincare company whose mission is to have a profound positive impact on the skin, life and world of its customers through its commitment to unparalleled quality and craftsmanship. April’s background in fine winemaking informed her exacting quality and craftsmanship standards.

Before starting Vintner’s Daughter, April spent 8 years at the helm of her family’s Napa Valley winery, Gargiulo Vineyards. She launched Vintner’s Daughter in 2013 with a single game-changing product, Active Botanical Serum. It quickly became a word of mouth, cult favorite among editors, beauty enthusiasts, skincare professionals and made Vintner’s Daughter one of the most coveted and beloved skincare brands. In January of 2023 she launched her third product in ten years, Active Renewal Cleanser, nearly four years in the making.

April has been honored as an influential female founder by Fab Fit Fun and received a Female Founder Award from CEW (Cosmetic Executive Women).

Never one to rest on her existing success, April remains passionate about sustainability, social impact and promoting a positive and inclusive beauty ethos. She is never far from a pot of tea and marvels at the wisdom and elegance of nature. She resides in San Francisco and Napa Valley with husband and fellow entrepreneur Mitch Lowe (also her CEO) and her two young daughters.