Anna Marie Dos Remedios – Judge – Winemaker
Anna Marie Dos Remedios is a former journalist turned winemaker who began her career in wine in San Benito County, where she was influenced by renowned winemaker Josh Jensen. She learned minimal intervention techniques from her mentor and produces single vineyard wines with native yeast and gravity flow. In 2008, she co-founded Idle Hour Winery in Oakhurst, CA, near Yosemite National Park and her 12-room inn and wine bar, the Queen’s Inn. Anna Marie opened a second tasting room in Carmel Valley in the Monterey Bay in early 2014 and began judging wine competitions throughout California. In 2016, Anna Marie began hosting European wine tours yearly aboard AMA Waterways river cruises. In 2018, she was inducted into Les Dames d’Escoffier, the renown culinary organization. In 2019, Anna Marie expanded her winery to include a restaurant, focused on a scratch kitchen with Mediterranean cuisine to match her wines.