Natalia Gamba is a seventh-generation winegrower, stemming from a long and storied line of wine grape growers beginning in the hills of Northern Italy. She began her journey in the world of wine by learning about vineyards and wine from her father from the time she was a young girl. Growing up in the family vineyards in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, many of her earliest childhood memories revolve around wine. Her broad understanding flourished quickly; from observing the growing seasons firsthand, and later, working harvest, and involvement in cellar activities, to eventually becoming more involved in the wine making process, marketing, and sales. After graduating from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, she immediately returned to her roots and went to work in sales for several prominent Sonoma wineries. She later took on the challenge of working in the wine retail space, as Marketing and Operations Coordinator for a lxury wine retailer. Natalia currently holds the position of Marketing Director for Gamba Vineyards and Winery and is responsible for all creative projects, while also having a hand in the cellar production side. Along with her sister, Cecily, Natalia is the co-owner of a digital marketing company, WineSF. Under WIneSF, she develops social media programs for various global wine and lifestyle clients. She is the co-founder of the robust and successful content creating Instagram account for promoting wineries and everything lifestyle, "You had me at Bordeaux." Natalia continues her studies with the Wine and Spirits Trust and currently holds a WSET Level 2 certification. Natalia inspires and create new connections and pathways for others interested in wine and continues to bring a unique passion, perspective, and knowledge to her multi-faceted role within the wine industry.
Meet Natalia at these Harvest Wine & Food Festival events:
Harvest After Dark - 10.20.23
Grand Tasting VIP Tent presented by Brad Dahler of Scenic Sotheby's and Emerald Coast Magazine - 10.21.23