Guide at a Glance
Healdsburg, California, United States
Lifestyle, Wine Tour
Stu Linden knows California wines. He has specialized in wines from the Northern California Region for many years. He worked professionally with wines both in the USA and Europe, early on as International Field Marketing and Brand Manager for Ernest and Julio Gallo in Modesto, CA. Later on as wine importer/exporter from and to Europe, and as marketing consultant to small wineries in Napa Valley and advisor to investment bankers to the wine industry in San Francisco. Stu travels throughout the wine valleys north of San Francisco to stay current with the Region. He visits wine producers, new restaurants, hotels, spas, and remote vineyards to become intimately familiar with the fast moving product development in wines and visitor services in the area. He has also acquired a wide knowledge of wines from other parts of the world. As a management consultant in other industries, Stu has worked in most of the financial centers worldwide.