On the outside, it can look like we live the perfect life and that our business boomed overnight. But hearing the process to getting there is always fascinating to me. Most of the time, it's all guts and no glory until way later down the road.
Marisa Sergi's 15's love affair with wine started in the basement of her grandparents' home with a sippy cup at age 3. In fifth grade, she went public with her dream of being a winemaker. A third-generation winemaker, she came by her career choice naturally, having grown up in the family winery business, and in 2015, she graduated from Cornell University with a degree in enology and viticulture.
Her senior-year capstone project at Cornell led to the launch of RedHead Wine, a unique blend of California Zinfandel and Chilean Carménère. Although Sergi has been working full-time on RedHead only since August 2016, it's already available at nearly 300 stores in Ohio, has a national distribution deal in the works, and scored shelf space with Walmart, Kroger, Giant Eagle and many more!
Her longer-term goal is to create an iconic RedHead brand, with a broad product line. Sergi's wine is her own unique concept, and now a growing business, if you will pardon the pun.
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