Marisa Sergi ’15’, 26, a third-generation winemaker, is one of the forces behind L’uva Bella / RedHead Wine. After earning a B.S in winemaking from Cornell University and moving to California to work for the largest winery in the U.S., she moved back to Ohio to launch RedHead. Just a few years later, RedHead Wine can now be found state-wide in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and soon to be in Kentucky. Due to the success of the brand, she acquired the family winery, L’uva Bella, where Marisa develops and executes multiple brands. This has earned L’uva Bella the title of one of Ohio’s fastest growing wine companies and being recognized by the world’s largest retailer as a “Lead Supplier.”
Marisa is not only passionate about wine, but also the entrepreneurial spirit. Over the past few years, Marisa has spoken to over 50,000 aspiring entrepreneurs and continues to mentor students as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Cornell.