Our Family

Longtime residents of Northern California, proprietors Michael and Carole Marks started spending time up in Napa a decade ago. With a busy career in technology, and two grown children running their own businesses, the idea of purchasing a small vineyard in Napa was nothing short of a dream. With the love for Napa, fine wines and an entrepreneurial spirit running through the family, the opportunity to cement their involvement in the community became a reality with the purchase of Gemstone Vineyard in 2007. Over the years they have enjoyed working with the Gemstone team to further develop the brand and the vineyard's two estate wines.

After spending nine years in New York running her catering business and gourmet food shop, Amy moved back to California in 2012 to be closer to family. With a background in food and hospitality and passion for food and wine, it was a natural fit when the opportunity arose to become more involved in the family's wine business. Amy currently oversees all aspects of the business on behalf of her family bringing her experience in marketing, retail, hospitality, client services and small business management to the business and working closely with the stellar team to continue to pursue the excellence of Gemstone wines.