The SUTRO Wine Co. Team

Alice Warnecke Sutro Bio

Alice Warnecke Sutro

Founder, Owner, Winemaker

Alice Warnecke Sutro is an artist, writer, and wine producer. She founded the wine label SUTRO in 2012 and manages all aspects of the business. She is also proud to work in agriculture for her family business: Warnecke Ranch & Vineyard, the inspiration for her wine label and where she sources premium Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. When she wears that hat (and boots) she is assisting her aunt, Margo Warnecke Merck, to manage the family’s 80-acre vineyard growing premium grapes for winery clients. She is deeply interested in the long-term potential of her local agricultural community and in 2020 joined the Alexander Valley Grapegrowers Association Board and heads their marketing committee. Despite being a busy wine entrepreneur, contributing to her family business and raising two kids, Alice continues to pursue drawing and writing as important ways to explore and enhance our understanding of the world. She holds a BA in Art History from Stanford University and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from California College of the Arts, and as a side gig, draws incredible sketch portraits. She shares her passion for exploring the intersection between art and wine & grapegrowing on the website and inquiry-driven SUTRO events.