Maria Gerari was born and grew up in Athens, Greece; she now lives and works in Italy’s famous wine region of Montalcino.
She obtained her degree in oenology at the Technological University of Athens and continued her studies in Bordeaux where she obtained the DUAD (Diplome Universitaire d’Aptitude à la Degustation du Vin) and her Masters Degree on “Management commercial du vin et des spiritueux”.
Since 2005, she has worked in various sectors of the wine trade, from vineyard to export sales, wine tourism and buying, in Greece, France and Italy. She is an associate judge at the International Wine Challenge and at the Vinitaly 5 Star Wines Awards.
Maria is an Italian Wine Ambassador certified by the Vinitaly International Academy and she is a stage 2 student at the Institute of Masters of Wine.