Marina Freedman is a lifelong resident of Marin and Sonoma Counties, frequenting the northern California wine regions for over 20 years. As a concierge at Beau Wine Tours, she has a passion for getting to know each individual client and custom-tailoring their wine tasting experience. Marina holds an Associate’s Degree from Le Cordon Bleu in Hospitality Management, from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco.
Marina started her career in Hospitality in 2004 as a concierge intern at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa. Following that position, she worked as an Assistant Front Office Manager/Concierge for the Yountville Inn and Les Mars Hotel in Healdsburg, a Relais & Chateaux property. Marina launched concierge desks for both hotels.
Prior to joining Beau Wine Tours, Marina was an important part of the opening concierge teams at two of the newest properties in Napa Valley: The Meritage Resort & Spa/Vino Bello Resort in Napa, and Bardessono in Yountville. Bardessono is a certified LEED Platinum property and her primary focus was building partnerships with artisan winemakers and small biodynamic, organic, and sustainable vineyards and wineries.
Marina’s personal love and appreciation of fine wines and dining, combined with her experience working at some of the most prominent properties in both Napa and Sonoma Valley, make her an exceptional resource and member of the Beau Wine Tours team. She has a vast knowledge of what the wineries and appellations have to offer, as well as a solid understanding of the logistics surrounding the regions.
Elizabeth was introduced to wine when her father retired from the Navy and began working and pouring wines at many Sonoma Valley wineries. This gave her an edge when starting her career as a concierge at The Lodge at Sonoma in 2010. Always on a quest to discover new gems she has visited over 100 wineries in Sonoma and Napa in past 5 years.
Recently she left The Carneros Inn in Napa to join Beau Wine Tours and is excited to share her passion for all the wine country has to offer to our customers. As a Certified Tourism Ambassador Elizabeth prides herself on personalizing each itinerary she creates.
Christopher was born in Napa and was raised in and around the Napa Valley. Except for 3 years serving in the Army he has been here his whole like. He worked for General Mills and Johnson and Johnson before going to work for Beau Wine Tours as a Wine Tour Driver and then Wine Tour Concierge. He has an associate degree in business and owned and operated a music management company.
His passion for wine and food , personal relationships with many of the area vintners, and his love for the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, give him an insiders perspective of the food and wine industry. This allows him to assist guests in creating exceptional wine tour experiences.
Salli Pemelton – CTA
Salli was born and raised in the Napa Valley. She is certified as a Sonoma County Tourism Ambassador and has completed the Napa Valley Vintners AVA program: Napa Rocks. Her 20+ years of professional experience has included working in hotels and Bed & Breakfast establishments in the valley. Prior to joining Beau Wine Tours, she worked in the sales department at The Culinary Institute of America for six years. Salli truly enjoys helping others experience the best that wine country has to offer.
Lindsay Norman – CTA
Growing up in Sonoma Valley, Lindsay’s love of wine country inspired her career in hospitality. Having 10 year experience working in hotels, Lindsay found her true passion for giving exceptional customer service. Not only has Lindsay had the pleasure of working for hotels in the Napa and Sonoma area, she has also worked for Club Med, Florida and a historical hotel in Nevada. Being a Certified Tourism Ambassador Lindsay has established lasting relationships with local wineries and restaurants and continues to stay current with events going on in the area.
Ashley grew up in the Napa Valley. She has worked in the wine industry and in customer service for the past 10 years, with extensive experience in Customer Service, Wine Sales, and Food & Beverage. She is extremely passionate about the wine country and the community we all live in. Ashley prides herself on her ability to connect with people and help them to find the perfect wine country experience.