Allison has served as Executive Director of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance since 2007, where she is responsible for leading the award-winning California Sustainable Winegrowing Program and Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing.
She joined Wine Institute in 2003, and now serves as Vice President, Environmental Affairs for Wine Institute, a department she established in 2007 to address wine industry environmental and sustainability issues at local, state, federal and international levels.
Allison is also a founding partner in two restaurants, Giordano Bros. in San Francisco, and Monk’s Kettle Terra Linda in Marin County. She holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy at University of California Berkeley, a B.A. in Psychology from Allegheny College, a Certificate in Wine Business Management from Sonoma State University, and WSET Level 2 from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. She is a fellow with the German Marshall Fund’s Marshall Memorial Fellowship Program.
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