CONGRATULATIONS, KALEIGH

Kaleigh Gilchrist

Our brand ambassadors are more than a face; they embody the ethos that defines us. As a female-led company that offsets carbon through ocean restoration, partnering with us was a natural fit for Kaleigh. Born and raised in Southern California, she is a professional surfer and water polo player- dedicated to her community and committed to something greater than herself. At Head High, we are committed to being kind to the earth and making Sonoma County wines for everyday enjoyment. What are you committed to?

“I was first drawn to Head High by the name. Being a surfer and knowing the term ‘head high’ caught my eye. I then researched the company and saw all the good that Head High was doing, whether it be ocean positivity or sponsoring local events. The brand is so much bigger than just a wine company and something I knew I wanted to be a part of.”

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Living Life to the Fullest

Born and raised in Newport Beach, CA, Kaleigh’s passion for water sports began early. Excelling in both water polo and surfing since age eight, she achieved back-to-back USA U-18 Championships in surfing. At the University of Southern California, she captained the water polo team to a National Championship and won another title as a collegiate surfer.

Kaleigh’s journey includes an Olympic Gold Medal in water polo at Rio 2016 and a triumphant return from injury dubbed “The Mamba Mission.” Tokyo 2020 brought another gold, honoring her mentors Kobe Bryant and Coach B, inspiring her Paris 2024 aspirations.

water polo

  • Gold Medal, World Championships, 2022
  • Gold Medal, Olympics, 2021
  • Gold Medal, World Championships, 2019
  • Gold Medal, World Cup, 2018
  • Gold Medal, Olympics, 2016
  • Gold Medal, World Championships, 2015
  • Gold Medal, World Cup, 2014
  • NCAA Championship, 2013
  • OC Register Athlete of The Year, 2010
  • CIF Championship, 2008

Surf

  • American Pro Champion, 2015
  • NSSA College National Champion, 2013
  • 1st Place Anditi Women’s Trials, 2017
  • 4th Place Shoe City Pro, 2017
  • 4th Place US Open Jr, 2012
  • 5th Place Jacks Surfboard Pro, 2022
  • NSSA High School National Champion, 2010

Zane Kekoa Schweitzer

Head High’s first brand ambassador, Zane Kekoa Schweitzer, is a fifteen-time World Championship event Titleholder between the sports of Stand Up Surfing, Paddle Racing, and Windsurfing, who also won back-to-back Ultimate Waterman tournaments. When he’s not traveling the globe competing, he’s chasing swell and sharing experiences as a motivational speaker and advocate for oceans. If you catch Zane outside of the water, you may find him telling stories of the day’s adventures over a glass of our Sonoma Coast pinot or chardonnay.