As a Napa Valley native I arrived to the region in 1969 at the age of 6 when about 40 wineries were in existence. Today there are over 500 wineries in the Napa Valley and lots of things to do! Since I was old enough to enjoy wine legally I have learning about wines and the history of the valley by working in the wine business. A few winery names where I have worked that you might be familiar with include Cuvaison, Mumm Napa, St. Clement, Sequoia Grove, Chateau Montelena Winery, Charles Krug Winery, and Silver Oak Cellars where I have learned much about vineyards, winemaking, tasting and tours and more!
ROSE STANTON CMP, CTA
After successfully supporting companies planning meetings and events in the Bay Area, Rose and her family moved to Sonoma County in 1986 and began orchestrating fly drive wine tours with PSA, assisted the Sonoma County Winery Association with logistics for their Grand Tour, as well as organized corporate and incentive events at wineries. In June 2002, Rose was the Event Producer for the Grand Opening of the Vineyard Creek Hotel. This event celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Santa Rosa Symphony and which noted columnist Gaye LeBaron wrote of “this was one of the best events Santa Rosa has seen in many years”.
Sonoma County Destinations, which later developed into Wine Country Destinations, grew from a love of this great destination and desire to assist planners with events. She has been producing successful events for groups in Northern California for over 29 years
Mackenzie will graduate with a Bachelor of Communication and Education degree in Recreation Administration from CSU, Chico in May 2017. Growing up in the restaurant business, she developed a passion for working with and for people. She now wants to make the transition to events and hospitality. Being new to the Sonoma Valley, she hopes to learn as much as she can about the food, wine and event industry.
A Napa Valley native, Debbie, arrived to the region in 1969 at the age of 6 when about 40 wineries were in existence. Today there are over 500 wineries in the Napa Valley and lots of things to do! Since she was old enough to enjoy wine legally she has learned about wines and the history of the valley by working in the wine business. Debbie has worked with Cuvaison, Mumm Napa, St. Clement, Sequoia Grove, Chateau Montelena Winery, Charles Krug Winery, and Silver Oak Cellars where she learned much about vineyards, winemaking, tasting and tours and more!
There are so many places of quality to dine, wine taste, spa, golf and more! Let her help you enjoy your visit even more with many stories and insights to living in wine country.
Mimi keeps the wheels greased and the customers happy. As a Jane of all trades, she ensures that the company is crossing their T’s and dotting their i’s allowing for the others to work together in harmony in order to give you the best experience possible.
Sonoma County - Wine Country
Study Tour 2016
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