Lane grew up in Woodland, California and attended Woodland High School where she met John. After attending Chico State and San Jose State University she returned to Yolo County, married John in 1976, and employed her college education at the Giguiere family ranch driving a tractor, herding sheep and managing the ranch office. In 1983, she and John along with brother-in-law Karl founded R.H. Phillips winery. In the early years Lane worked in the vineyard, managed the winery books, headed the shipping department and hand labeled wine bottles at the kitchen table. In 1996, when the winery went public Lane assumed charge of public relations, hospitality, and sales administration. Lane retired from R.H. Phillips in 2004 to start Crew Wine Company, now Matchbook Wine Company. “I love the energy of the wine business. It’s a product that brings people together and you get to enjoy it with food,” she says. Besides her work Lane enjoys golf, taking road trips with Gigs and running in her Land Park neighborhood.