Toni was lucky enough to fall in love with wine in France at the age of 19, and has never looked back. She was a server in the food industry for 18 years, but always knew that wine was her calling… Oregon wine specifically called to her in 2009, and she moved to Portland from Austin, TX in 2010. Her first step into the Oregon wine world was to become a member of the Dobbes Family Estate wine club (after the self-professed “red only” drinker bought 2 bottles of 2013 Grenache Blanc), then to offer her services part time in the tasting room. She finally took the leap out of the food industry and full time into the barrels in the summer of 2016.
When Toni isn’t extolling the many virtues of Dobbes wine, she can be found reading wine related books, watching wine related documentaries, listening to wine related podcasts, and drinking fabulous wine of course. She loves to spend time with her husband, her baby girl Marlee, and 4-legged baby, to travel around the world (she has been to 15 countries on 5 continents and counting!); she keeps her hands busy with embroidery, and considers herself a pretty fabulous home-chef. Toni also dabbles in yoga, hiking, and all the things the great Pacific Northwest has to offer!