M arianne joined Vintage ‘59 in February of 2016. She grew up in Paris as well as along the French Riviera, and studied in Nice. She came to the US on a student exchange program and got her MBA from the University of Kansas in Lawrence.
She has worked as a commercial assistant in the copyright and fashion industries in France, and went on to open a small B&B and restaurant in Costa Rica. She met her husband there and has been living in the East Bay with her family since 2000. For several years she operated her own business importing furniture from Morocco, and she has done IT work as an analytical technician.
She enjoys the dynamism and the pioneering spirit of America, to say nothing of California’s beautiful countryside. She retains that essential French quality of a love for gastronomy and for sharing time with others around a nice table with good wines. Managing imports and selling beautiful handcrafted wines from her native country rings a clear bell for her.