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  • Alice Warnecke Sutro & Eliot Sutro founded and co-own Sutro Wine Co. Alice manages all aspects of Sutro Wine Co. Eliot is the wine director.

  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc grapes for Sutro wines are sourced from Warnecke Ranch and Vineyard.

  • Alice and Eliot live at Warnecke Ranch with their kids Isabel and Adin. They do not grow the grapes or own the vineyard and there is not a tasting room or winery on site. Alice works for her family’s grape-growing business part time, assisting in vineyard management.

  • Alice leads wine clients on educational viticulture and nature walks at the family property to promote Sutro wines. The tasting takes place off-site at either Jimtown Store or Harmon Guest House. This is slow wine tourism.

  • Warnecke Ranch & Vineyard II, LP is a limited partnership owned by members of the Warnecke family.

  • Margo Warnecke Merck is the Managing Partner of Warnecke Ranch & Vineyard. She is a grape-grower and vineyard manager, as well as President of Warnecke Institute (architectural archives), and President of the Board of Chalk Hill Artist Residency.

  • Chalk Hill Artist Residency was founded by the Warnecke family in 2010, it is located at Warnecke Ranch.