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 – just 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. For Bertha, it’s all about food, family, friends and a bottle of Fortino wine at every dinner table. After all, wine is all about bringing people together, and that is what Bertha does every day.