MaryAnn Worobiec

MaryAnn Worobiec

Senior Editor and Senior Tasting Coordinator, Napa
Tasting Beats: California, Australia, New Zealand

About

MaryAnn Worobiec joined Wine Spectator in 1997 and was promoted to senior editor in 2013. She is lead taster for the wines of Australia and New Zealand, as well as California’s Rhône-style whites and Sauvignon Blancs.

A graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in political science and sociology, Worobiec worked for the Ohio House of Representatives before falling in love with wine. Her passion was sparked when visiting wineries in New York's Finger Lakes region in the early 1990s, where she discovered that wine doesn't have to be intimidating. She moved to Northern California to pursue her interest in wine and work alongside people passionate about what they do.

8 Lively Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs Under $20
Tasting Reports

8 Lively Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs Under $20

New reviews of refreshing and affordable white wines from New Zealand, up to 92 points

Jul 29, 2021
“Better for You” Wines
News in Print

“Better for You” Wines

While the new category of wines is marketed as a healthier and more sustainable option, we …

Aug 31, 2021
Ready for Their Close-Up
Tasting Reports

Ready for Their Close-Up

Australian producers are poised for a breakthrough moment in the U.S.

Aug 31, 2021
10 Enchanting California Sauvignon Blancs Up to 92 Points
Tasting Reports

10 Enchanting California Sauvignon Blancs Up to 92 Points

New reviews of diverse white wines from Napa, Sonoma and beyond, each terrific for summer

Jun 28, 2021
Delicato Family Wines Acquires Francis Ford Coppola Winery
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Delicato Family Wines Acquires Francis Ford Coppola Winery

The filmmaker-turned-vintner's Sonoma properties and brands are included in the sale; …

Jun 24, 2021
The Power of Star Power
Opinion

The Power of Star Power

Are celebrity wine labels good for the wine world? 

Jul 31, 2021
The Future Is ‘Collective’ for Napa Valley Vintners
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The Future Is ‘Collective’ for Napa Valley Vintners

Collective Napa Valley, a year-round philanthropy program, will replace the discontinued …

Jun 15, 2021
10 Vibrant California White Wines at 90+ Points
Tasting Reports

10 Vibrant California White Wines at 90+ Points

New reviews of outstanding Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and more from Napa, Sonoma, Paso …

Jun 7, 2021
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Regine Rousseau Loves to Break Down Walls for Wine

The Chicago-based wine educator has built a career teaching consumers how welcoming wine …

May 28, 2021