arijo is also a mother of twin girls, just like us and has known Lisa for a long time. I don’t remember exactly when but Marijo started helping out during harvest and has become an assistant winemaker at Koi Zen Cellars.
Every year all of my Crush Crew students (people interested in learning how to make wine take my class) get a Crush Crew Tee shirt. Marijo adorns hers with all of the varietals and operations she has done: Malbec, Merlot, etc. and Crush, Press, Rack, etc. I don’t think there have been many activities she hasn’t been part of. If you buy a bottle of wine, she probably has touched it in some way.
It seems that Marijo also knows everyone in the community and is one of the friendliest people I have ever met. If you see her at the winery and by odd chance she doesn’t know you, go introduce yourself and gain a new friend.