Hi, I’m Maria. My husband and I own a winery in downtown McMinnville, the heart of Oregon’s spectacular Willamette Valley.
Lucky for me I get to cook for the people I love, throw lots of parties and pour a little Pinot. Nothing makes me happier than gathering people around my table and serving them food that nourishes both body and soul.
People often tell me that I’m living their dream life. And truthfully, I’m living mine too.
But let’s be real, it’s still life.
We have three funny, unique, challenging and smart kids, an exuberant black lab, a business to run, employees to look after, and dinner to get on the table every night. Like everyone else, I constantly try to eat healthier, exercise more, and spend more quality time with my kids. And oh yeah, and work in some yoga and meditation.
So, food, family, friends, wine – it’s all here. And a bit of a behind the scenes look at the sometimes fabulous, sometimes not-so, but always real, life of owning a winery – The Life and Times of a Pinot Mom.
If you’d like to learn more about our winery, R. Stuart & Co., you can find all you’ll ever want to know here: www.rstuartandco.com.