Testimonials

Wine Trail Escapes rendered exceptional service for DFI’s City-By-City Companions’ Program. Marsha and her team planned a fantastic tour for our group that had the ladies raving days after the event. I put the details in Marsha’s hands and she took care of the rest so I could focus on the other 850 conference attendees. From transportation to the tour, cooking demo and more, I could not have connected with a better partner than the team at Wine Trail Escapes. Thank you!

Lauren Nance, Events Manager, Deep Foundations Institute


“Wine Trail Escapes was a wonderful travel partner to work with. Marsha helped me plan a long weekend in Healdsburg to celebrate a milestone birthday for my husband and 6 friends.

I loved the ideas Marsha came up with for the group – a wonderful Farm-To-Table Tour in Healdsburg and, for just my husband and me, an amazing and relaxing half-day retreat at Osmosis Spa. I particularly loved the premises and the meditation garden is WONDERFUL. All services and providers were on time and over-exceeded our expectations, including our limo driver. I recommend Wine Trail Escapes highly.”

Natascha Thomson, Founder and CEO, MarketingXLerator


“I recently had the pleasure of working with Marsha of Wine Trail Escapes to set up our annual Sonoma State Wine Business Institute Alumni Mixer. She did a wonderful job selecting our nibbles from Costeaux Bakery and setting up the food to create a fantastic spread for our guests at Windsor Vineyards Tasting Room. She was organized, extremely professional, and took a sincere interest in making sure our event was a success. I would encourage anyone to take advantage of her great energy and knowledge in creating and planning a fantastic wine country event. I know you will be thrilled!”

Brian D. Shapiro, Hospitality/Direct to Consumer Manager, Stryker Sonoma Winery & Sonoma State University, Wine Business Institute Alumni President


“I hired Marsha to cater a progressive lunch for our annual women’s retreat and she delivered a four-course meal which was delectable, sophisticated, and extremely satisfying, while also being healthy and sustainable. She was responsible, customer-oriented and detail-oriented, and delivered a memorable experience to the delight of all. I would highly recommend Marsha for your catering and indeed all escapist-experience needs.”

Linda Holroyd, CEO, FountainBlue


I want to thank you again for the terrific winery tour! We thoroughly enjoyed the scenery of Sonoma Valley. Viansa Winery was beautiful and their Sangiovese and Primotivo were delicious. The views at Arrowood Vineyards and their great Cabernet’s were fantastic. We had the most fun at Mayo Family Winery because they had so many varietals. It was a great experience since we had the full attention of the tasting room staff, which I always like since you get to learn more about the wine. St Francis was worth a visit with wonderful Zinfandel’s as well as beautiful grounds. We had a great weekend and I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful tour!

Michael Gauthier, Graphic Designer, Art Director, and Web Designer


“I was lucky enough to experience a delicious progressive lunch catered by Marsha Gastwirth.  The roasted tomato soup, salad with champagne vinaigrette, bacon & caramelized leek quiche, vegetarian quiche, and dark chocolate cake were phenomenal and beautifully prepared. She paired each course with a different wine. Bottomline… She made our business retreat memorable and yummy!”

Grace Hu-Morley, Product Management Leader for Emerging Technologies