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Wine Dirt

If you’re passionate about wine, want to learn more about wine, or just want an amazing wine-centric experience, Mary Studt’s Wine Dirt Tours and Wine Dirt Classes are for you! Wine Dirt specializes in full-day winery tours in Southwest Washington, the Columbia Gorge wine tours and Willamette Valley wine tours in Oregon. Learn how the dirt in this region produces the unique flavors and aromas that make Northwest wines famous. Packed with wine information and a delicious lunch, you will comfortably travel to three to four wineries on a full day Washington winery tour. You will also get the latest dirt on new wine releases from the wineries you tour!

Join the celebration… and salut!

Meet

Mary

Allow me to introduce myself. I am Mary Alfieri Studt and I have been connected to the wine and grape business since I was a child. My grandfather, a Sicilian immigrant, produced his own wine for years. The wine equipment still remains in the family today. My dad was a grape grower in the fertile San Joaquin valley in California from the 1940’s to the 1970’s.

It was in the 1970’s when I left home to attend college at Fresno State University, where I earned my degree in enology- the study of wine production. As I emerged into the world of wine in 1976, there were very few women involved in the wine industry. For the first 5 years of my wine career, I worked for one of the largest wineries in the world and learned much about quality assurance, quality control and production in the cellar.

In the early 1980’s, my husband’s company relocated us, and I became immersed in the newly developing wine industry in the Southeast U.S. I became deeply involved in the research and development of new grapes and wines. I then stayed busy with research and winemaking for the next 15 years while raising 2 children along the way.

Now that I’m firmly entrenched in the Northwest, I decided to share my knowledge and passion by teaching wine education classes. Until now, I’ve taught classes for various wine shops and colleges intending to increase knowledge of the wines in the beautiful Northwest.

Meet

Mary

Allow me to introduce myself. I am Mary Alfieri Studt and I have been connected to the wine and grape business since I was a child. My grandfather, a Sicilian immigrant, produced his own wine for years. The wine equipment still remains in the family today. My dad was a grape grower in the fertile San Joaquin valley in California from the 1940’s to the 1970’s.

It was in the 1970’s when I left home to attend college at Fresno State University, where I earned my degree in enology- the study of wine production. As I emerged into the world of wine in 1976, there were very few women involved in the wine industry. For the first 5 years of my wine career, I worked for one of the largest wineries in the world and learned much about quality assurance, quality control and production in the cellar.

In the early 1980’s, my husband’s company relocated us, and I became immersed in the newly developing wine industry in the Southeast U.S. I became deeply involved in the research and development of new grapes and wines. I then stayed busy with research and winemaking for the next 15 years while raising 2 children along the way.

Now that I’m firmly entrenched in the Northwest, I decided to share my knowledge and passion by teaching wine education classes. Until now, I’ve taught classes for various wine shops and colleges intending to increase knowledge of the wines in the beautiful Northwest.

Our

'Private - Custom' Tours

Designing the perfect ‘private-custom tour’ for you is what we do best.

For groups who would like to be alone, or prefer to choose their own wineries, let us create the perfect tour for you and your group. Choose from Columbia River Gorge Wineries, and Willamette Valley Wineries, or SW Washington Wineries. Let us know what you desire, and we will try to design the perfect custom tour for you.

AniChe Cellars
Bethany | Wines – Barossa
Client 1
Client 2
Rex Hill
Syncline Winery
Torii Mor Winery
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