Sue Straight

Professional Judge, The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Sue Straight

Sue Straight

Sue Straight, a wine DTC professional, freelance writer and wine judge, leads a wine-drenched life. She is enjoying a career that spans over 30 years in sales, marketing and management with wineries that include Windsor, Foppiano, Fieldstone, White Oak, Alderbrook, Lambert Bridge, Limerick Lane, Hop Kiln, Clos Pegase, J. Rickards, Martin Ray, Signorello Estate and Keller Estate. Sue recently joined Trentadue Winery as their Wine Club Manager (and loves it!).

Sue recently launched Back Label Girl, a business specializing in customized back label, website and direct mail content for wineries. Sue also writes for Wine Country This Week and Wine Country Lifestyle Magazines, does freelance writing projects and writes her own wine blog,

Throughout her career, Sue has judged numerous wine competitions, including the San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition, The International Women’s Wine Competition, The Pacific Rim Wine Competition, The Grand Harvest Awards, the Lake County Wine Competition and The El Dorado County Fair Wine Competition.

When not busy selling or writing about wine, Sue enjoys being the lead singer and harmonica player of her six-piece Americana band, Manzanita Moon.

Sue’s long-term mission has been to gently educate people about wine. One of her favorite sayings is “Wine should be fun!”

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