Lisbeth Holmefjord

Lisbeth was born on a small island outside Bergen, Norway. During her childhood she traveled all over the world with her parents, who were in the merchants marine. During this time she developed a taste for different cultures & cuisines, and she decided to make traveling her career choice.

After graduating college she spent seven years working as Destination Manager for Tjaereborg Rejser, a Danish Travel Agency with more than 50 destinations worldwide. Here she organized managed and hosted groups with destinations in Italy, Spain, Greece, New York, London & Hawaii. It was in Honolulu that Lisbeth met her husband, Shari, who owned an Italian restaurant called Baci, where Lisbeth dined several times a week. Within the next couple of years Lisbeth and Shari opened two more restaurants, Baci Due & Spiedini. Their family increased to include three boys, Alexander, Lawrence & Julius.

In 1996 the family moved to Healdsburg, California, to be closer to Shari’s family. Lisbeth took the position as Director of Public Relations at Jordan Vineyard & Winery. For the next ten years Lisbeth directed all aspects of the Hospitality and Public Relations Department, from consumer and trade visits, entertainment and special events, to host and media contact.

Lisbeth had the opportunity to open a new restaurant in the spring of 2010 and Baci Café & Wine Bar opened on April 1st. Lisbeth manages the front of the house and the wine selection, while Shari plans the menu and runs the kitchen. Baci will be celebrating their 10 year anniversary this year!

Buon Appetito!