Bertha Valenzuela is one of the most accomplished wine professionals on the Silicon Valley wine scene. More than likely, you’ve seen her all over social media – follow her on Facebook or Instagram. She is a force to be reckoned with, spreading the word about Fortino, a family-owned winery in Gilroy, CA, where she has had a 15 years long relationship. In her tireless pursuits, Bertha enthusiastically spreads the word about the Santa Clara Valley and the Fortino family, which has roots in the Italian wine tradition.
Bertha’s mantra is flavor, fun, and friendship through wine, a passion she shares with wine lovers across the Bay Area. She introduces folks new to wine as well as enthusiasts to the Fortino portfolio. Her easy-going manner is the key to her success, building quite the following for Fortino’s flagship wines.
You’ll find Bertha greeting new or vintage Fortino fans at local wine festivals and corporate events. The winery hosts a variety of must-attend events, and you’ll find Bertha there, pouring wine or out on the dance floor, encouraging guests to have fun. That’s just reflective of the Fortino spirit. She supports local charities, educational and community-based events. It’s all about food, family, friends, and a bottle of Fortino wine at every dinner table for Bertha. After all, wine is all about bringing people together, which Bertha does every day.