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.

Tiquette Bramlett Has Ambitious Goals for Oregon's Vidon Vineyard
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Tiquette Bramlett Has Ambitious Goals for Oregon's Vidon Vineyard

In an exclusive interview, the first Black woman hired to run a winery in a major U.S. …

May 10, 2021
Pop Stars: Pauline Lhote of Napa's Domaine Chandon
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Pop Stars: Pauline Lhote of Napa's Domaine Chandon

The head winemaker at the storied sparkling wine house encourages women in the wine …

Apr 23, 2021
Penfolds Debuts California Collection
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Penfolds Debuts California Collection

Decades in the making, the Australian company's new bottlings include Napa Cabernet and a …

Apr 30, 2021
Serious Sauvignon
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Serious Sauvignon

The popular California white hits its stride, with innovative winemaking yielding distincti…

Apr 30, 2021
Scenic Route
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Scenic Route

Take the time to explore California’s lesser-known white wines

Apr 30, 2021
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DLynn Proctor Hopes to Unify and Inspire Wine Lovers

The winery director and former sommelier talks about his journey through wine and his …

Feb 23, 2021
Penfolds' Peter Gago Talks Blending California and Australia
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Penfolds' Peter Gago Talks Blending California and Australia

The veteran chief winemaker discusses the new California wine project and what the Aussie …

Feb 22, 2021
Exclusive: Penfolds Debuts California Collection
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Exclusive: Penfolds Debuts California Collection

Decades in the making, new bottlings include a Napa Valley Cabernet and a Cabernet-Shiraz …

Feb 15, 2021
Pop Stars: Paula Kornell
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Pop Stars: Paula Kornell

The Napa sparkling winemaker talks about growing up in the wine industry, learning the …

Feb 12, 2021