"I've known Marie for more than 30 years. Long before it became fashionable, Marie was a proponent and voice for the importance of what I call "Ethical Food.” She has helped her clients and others to understand responsible agriculture as well as consciousness about what and how we eat, and has helped make Sonoma County a Poster Child of this movement." — Chef John Ash

“Marie is one of the best people I’ve had the opportunity to work with in the wine business. She will not only work hard to clarify and refine your message, but she will get you results!”
— Mike Benziger, Winegrower, Founder Benziger
Family Winery

“Marie Gewirtz knows! She knows the industry. She knows who the players are and they know her. We have found that Marie can get our message to the people that we want to know, and do that in an efficient manner."— Andy Beckstoffer, Chairman, CEO Beckstoffer Vineyards

“Marie brings a sense of history to her work in the classroom. She understands the state of the wine industry today in the context of where it was and how it has evolved. She knows marketing because she’s lived it, working in partnership with the luminaries of the industry. That understanding and experience informs her teaching and brings the concepts of the classroom to life.” — Ray Johnson, Director Sonoma State University’s Wine
Business Institute

“From the Sonoma County Chefs’ Tasting to the branding of Russian River Valley Winegrowers, and more recently the 2011 Sonoma County Harvest Fair when Marie served as president, I’ve been impressed by her innate ability to build group consensus in solidly laying the foundation for brand development." — Saralee McClelland Kunde, President, Co-Owner Saralee’s Vineyard

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