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Linda M. Yenni
Principal / Owner Wine Realty International, Inc.

Lina M. Yenni - Principal / Owner DRE# 01345842 Linda's hands on wine business fiscal management experience started with Fred and Nancy Cline in the Sonoma Los Carneros AVA in 1993 when they acquired the old Salt Quarter horse ranch and then turned it into the Cline Cellars property and brand it is today. Linda continues to consult with the Cline's. During the next 6 years Linda managed the fiscal growth of Rosemount Estate, a new US subsidiary for the Oately Family of Australia and the brand gained record market share of 2 million cases in the US leading to its record sale to Southcorp. 

Linda co-founded Wine Realty International with Scott in 2004 recognizing the knowledge Scott had retained from generations back on land throughout Sonoma and Marin Counties.  

Linda's knowledge of real estate started in high school assisting her father who was a real estate broker and police captain in San Francisco. He also restored victorian homes on weekends. 

Her career started in the natural gas business and advanced quickly with her degree in Business Management with accounting and computer programming concentrations. Her gas industry success caught the attention of Nancy Cline who recruited her and began Linda’s hands on wine business fiscal management experience. 

Linda’s technology and business experience combined with her wine experience gained the attention of John Gay and for the following six years Linda managed the fiscal growth of Rosemount Estate, a startup US subsidiary for the Oately Family of Australia. The brand gained record market share of two million cases in the US market and resulting in a history making sale to Southcorp.

Linda’s brand growth experience combined with technology implementation gained the attention of Bill Jaeger and for the following eight years as CFO & Director of Sales and Marketing Linda proactively differentiated one of the largest Napa vineyard holdings into premium estate vineyards. Recognizing that quality is created in the vineyard she secured grape contracts based on quality focused viticulture.  Each of the vineyard holdings that were sold upon generation transfer sold for record premiums due to the price points of the high demand grapes at profit making premiums above the average.

Again Linda was recruited by an international company.  She then gained experience in sparkling wine production as VP of Finance for the Spanish Parent company Freixenet. Linda was key in structuring real time reporting, analysis of contribution margins and product portfolio management. She was proactive in setting up global conferencing with the board in Spain to achieve global strategy and the post acquisition management of Yvonne Mau the French Negotiant and Wingara of Australia.

Linda is an agile strategist with visionary focus. She can see what a property can bring to the owner, the community and the environment.  Her ability to articulate a vision and empathize with both buyer and seller through rational deal points is key in her history of success stories. 

Linda grew up in San Francisco but has lived the majority of her life on her farm in Sonoma in the Carneros region with her family.

Direct Line: (707) 996-9463
Cell Phone: (707) 363-9463
Fax: (707) 933-9463
DRE #01345841

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Linda's Testimonials

"My wife & I have dealt with Scott & Linda Yenni in the search for and the purchase of our home in Petaluma, CA. We were pleased with their diligence and their knowledge of the local properties. They were of great assistance in the choosing of the best property and the best value available. We would not hesitate to do business with them again, should the need arise."
Yours truly, Thomas L. Doyle and Joanne L. Gibson-Doyle

"Linda is an expert at what she does. She is also highly ethical and caring."
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity.
Robert Fields CFP MA Collaboratively Trained

"Linda assisted me in a very sensitive property dispute providing resources, advice, and support. I have known Linda for many years and have always known her to be a high energy strategic thinker. Linda's entrepreneurial approach to business has allowed her to excel in her career. She is innovative, goal oriented and an excellent communicator. I appreciate Linda's common sense approach and advise on low cost, high impact solutions. She is very knowledgeable and utilizes all resources at her disposal. I believe that Linda would be an asset to any organization or business situation."
Anita Roman-Garcia, SPHR, VP, Human Resources

"Linda Yenni has dazzling energy and drive. She has a vast network of contacts and clients in real estate, wineries, agricultural and commercial properties, banking and related industries. She can get right to the people who make the decisions. I would rely on Linda for a comprehensive perspective of wine industry and commercial real estate opportunities."
Dennis Hill, Winemaker and Partner, Cannonball Wine Company

"Linda is an extremely bright person, able to deal with difficult projects with a creative mind. A master at working around obstacles."
Fred Grange, President, Grange Debris Box

"I first met Linda in her capacity of Director of Sales & Marketing at Jaeger Vineyards. She quickly ascertained our needs and worked tirelessly at developing a proposal that would meet them. Her knowledge and obvious enjoyment of the wider wine industry, particularly in relation to new world wines were an added bonus."
Mike Insley, VP. Vineyard Ops. & Grower Relations, Beam Wine Estates

"Linda was meticulous, and watched every detail. She was a truly devoted employee who I would hire again. She leaves no stone unturned, and was significant in helping us grow and manage our business."
Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative
Nancy Cline, Owner Cline Cellars and Jacuzzi Family Vineyards

"Linda is extremely bright and energetic. She is a problem solver and works tirelessly once she commits to a project. Her success rate is phenomenal."
Sherri Anderson, Professor, Sonoma State University

"Linda is an esteemed colleague who is a superior networker and mentor to other professionals and students of management. She always goes the extra mile."
Armand Gilinsky, Professor of Business, Sonoma State University

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