Melissa Stackhouse


With over 140 years of experience in world-class winemaking, SIMI Winery is one of Sonoma’s longest-standing institutions. While its history dates to 1876, the brand credits its success to the winery’s most fearless leader: Isabelle Simi. A woman pioneer in Sonoma winemaking, she inherited her family’s winery in 1904 at just 18 years old, following the untimely deaths of her father and uncle. Her bold determination and sense of grit through Prohibition set the winery up for its success today. Following the Repeal of Prohibition, Simi opened the winery’s first tasting room, in 1934, when other wineries were struggling to survive, and went on to develop the business and set its highly successful course for over 70 years.

SIMI Winery continues to honor this legacy today by celebrating grit and the simple goodness that rewards hard work and dedication, and by maintaining its longstanding tradition of female leadership in winemaking. SIMI’s Director of Winemaking, Melissa Stackhouse oversees a talented team that strives to showcase the best fruit Sonoma County has to offer, within a diverse portfolio. From vine to bottle, Stackhouse is driven to deliver a portfolio of quality wines that embody the test of time, taste and terroir.

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