Full Name
Maria Stuart
Job Title
Co-Owner / Marketing and Hospitality
R. Stuart Winery
Speaker Bio
After a brief career in public relations and event planning, Maria Stuart started her wine life in Chicago in wholesale sales. It was there that she discovered the magic between food and wine, and also had the pleasure of befriending the wines of Oregon and their makers. During her first visit to the International Pinot Noir Celebration in 1990, she became smitten with the Willamette Valley and a certain talented (and handsome!) winemaker. Shortly thereafter Maria moved to Portland and she and Rob were married.

Eventually they made their home in McMinnville and Maria worked in various marketing and event positions in the industry, including coming full circle as executive director of the IPNC. In 2001, Rob and Maria founded their own winery in what's now known as McMinnville's Granary District. Maria's purview includes all things marketing, hospitality, direct sales and community relations. Maria and Rob have three (nearly grown) children, none of whom are interested in the wine business.
Maria Stuart