My name is Stefanie and I was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After completion of my psychology degree from the University of Minnesota, I moved west to Denver, Colorado. Denver is where my three children were born and I enjoyed being a stay at home mom. The move west continued in 2004 when my husband's job moved us to Southern California. We settled in the Temecula area which is north and inland from San Diego. This is where I got my start in the wine industry, as Temecula is a grape growing region with over 40 wineries. Six years later, another job related move brought us to Northern California, where we settled in the town of Napa. This move was very exciting as it provided me with more opportunities within the wine industry and the opportunity to grow as a wine professional. In addition to enjoying all that the region has to offer, I enjoy spending time with my family and occasionally indulging in my passion on the golf course.
I have lived in the Napa Valley for just over a year, but spent most of my life near Atlanta, Georgia. During my career with a big box retailer, I fell in love with food and wine and decided to make a career out of something delicious. I worked for a small artisanal dairy and organic produce farm selling cheese and produce to the chefs of Atlanta’s best restaurants. My husband and I decided to move our family to Northern California and we had the good fortune to land in the world’s best wine region and I joined the Cornerstone team in March.