Elizabeth Grattan Di Bartolo
Elizabeth Grattan manages wine release communications, collateral design, social media, website, events, and press.
She was raised in Sonoma County and always intently interested in plants and agriculture. She earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges in Pennsylvania.
Over the course of a decade she worked as copy editor and researcher for the Wine Industry Business Journal and North Bay Business Journal; sports reporter, copy editor, and layout designer for The Bend Bulletin Newspaper; managing editor of the film industry’s Makeup Artist Magazine; and sponsored content creator for The Oregonian Newspaper. Freelance marketing projects for luxury fashion brands in the Bay Area followed. Upon returning to wine country, she was contracted by the County of Sonoma to design and produce its outward-facing annual report for three years as well as the Upstream Investments guide.
Grattan entered the wine industry on the hospitality side at VML / Truett Hurst Winery, and from there moved into a marketing position. Alex Kanzler had just left his Associate Winemaker post at the same company to focus on his family’s winery.
“A few years later when I applied at Kanzler, I actually didn’t know Alex. The only thing I knew was that I’d once been at a dinner with a winemaker who said, ‘What should we open next? This one… or the Kanzler?’ The implication was: Something ordinary, or something exceptional?”