Jennifer Breaux is the President and General Manager of Breaux Vineyards.
Growing up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, a popular vacation destination, lead to her lifelong passion for hospitality and tourism. During her childhood, she witnessed her father build Sun Realty, the most successful real estate company on the Outer Banks, from humble beginnings, and from there gained her work ethic and sprit for entrepreneurship. Helping her mother cater for staff gatherings and parties at Sun Realty, she expanded her passion for service, hospitality, and cuisine. She spent the 16 years prior to joining the Virginia wine industry working in fine dining restaurants honing her palate for quality wine, the foods they pair with, and the role they play in hospitality, sales, and marketing.
In 2005 Jennifer took over day to day operations at Breaux Vineyards from her father, Paul Breaux. Since then she has established herself as an industry expert in social media and entrepreneurship, most notably demonstrated by appearances on industry specific online marketing panels (below). She is a public speaker on the subject of VA wine and the industry on both the west and east coasts. Jennifer most has partnered with AmaWaterways as the American host aboard their river cruise to Paris and Normandy in November of 2016 where she will conducted tastings and educational lectures. Jennifer is also a certified TIPS instructor (Training for Intervention Procedures) and trains her team at Breaux Vineyards in addition to staff from other local wineries, breweries, distilleries, Inns, and restaurants. She serves on the board of directors on the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, as the Vice President of the Virginia Wineries Association, on the Board of the Greater Hillsboro Alliance, and other local boards.
She is the second generation to take part in the family winery, which is proudly touted by the Breaux clan as “100% Cajun owned and operated”. She has 3 children, all boys, and 2 bonus children (one boy and one girl) and has high hopes that they will be the third generation to join the VA wine industry some day.