Jennifer Marion

Jennifer Marion

J. Marion Consulting (Owner)

Jennifer Marion believes the art of winemaking finds its soul in the vineyard. Her winemaking philosophy is defined by attention to the details in the vineyard as well as the winery.

Her devotion to the vineyards began when she worked with Napa Valley-based Crop Care Associates, one of California’s largest independent agricultural technology consulting firms. At the time, she was completing her Viticulture and Enology degree at the University of California, Davis. She then assumed the role of assistant winemaker at MacRostie Winery in Sonoma, and until December 2014 held the position of Director of Winemaking and General Manager at Anaba Wines. While there, she was director of both winemaking and vineyard operations, making her able to put her distinct fingerprint on the wine, while staying firmly rooted in her beloved vineyards. In addition to overseeing Anaba’s estate vineyards, she also worked hand-in-hand with many of Sonoma County’s most esteemed growers.

Jennifer has now established a consulting firm, J. Marion Consulting, that offers a variety of services to the winemaking industry. She is also an instructor in the Department of Wine Studies at Santa Rosa Junior College.