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Sture (Stu) Linden

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Contact Information

Phone:  646-244-5995

Email: Click here 

Focus Areas

  • Napa,

  • Sonoma

  • Dry Creek

  • Alexander and Russian River Valleys


Information I enjoy sharing

  • History

  • Wineries

  • Stories

  • Current Events

  • Wine Business Particulars

  • Comparisons to other Wine Regions


Additional Tour Services

  • Planning Consultation

  • Narration

  • Site Coordination

  • Photography if requested

Group Size

  • Small (1-10)

  • Medium (11- 50)

  • Large (50 - 200)

  • All types of vehicles as a "Step-On" Guide, or Group Lectures


Group Types

  • Individuals

  • Couples

  • Families

  • Corporate


Tour Types

  • Dine-A-Rounds

  • Hospitality Desk 

  • Airport Meet and Greet

  • Transportation Dispatch

  • Team Building Activities

  • Site Visits 

  • Wine Country History Lectures

Languages I Speak

  • English

  • Swedish

  • French

  • German

  • Danish

  • Noweigan



Founder & Senior Guide

Stu Linden Wine Experience

2012 – Present

Healdsburg, California 

Wine Tour Guide providing Wine History Tours and tours to Contemporary Wine Producers in Wine Country north of San Francisco, California (Napa, Sonoma, Dry Creek, Alexander, Russian River, and Anderson Valleys). Previously, on free time, conducting private tours or exploring many wine regions of the World in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Australia.

Also conducts a Musical Walking Tour during summer months honoring 18'th Century poet Carl Michael Bellman and his songs in Old Town in Stockholm, Sweden.

Prior a management consultant with diversified large project experience in Fortune 100 companies in the Americas and internationally, and an entrepreneurial force in start-up situations of business.

University studies for a BA in Business Administration at Stockholm University and for an MBA at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

S.A.L. Linden Consulting 
1981 – Present 
USA and Internationally 
Proprietor of group of strategic alliances in Institutional Infrastructure & Logistics and Marketing & Sales. Institutional Infrastructure & Logistics Strategic Planning & Operations, Records & Information Management, Services Outsourcing, Marketing & Sales Planning & Operations, Product Development, Strategic Change Management. 

Marketing Director, Treasurer & Controller

Fremarques Ltd. 

1983 – 1985 
Westport, Connecticut 
Small wine, beer, and liquor importer, and wine exporter. Start-Up operation with imported beverages from France, UK, Germany, and Spain.


Some Records 
1980 – 1983 
New Canaan, Connecticut and New York City 
Small independent music production, records sales, and artist management company, Albums and singles produced in New York were released on CBS, EPIC & Some Records labels in 16 countries.

VP, National Sales Director

Global Marketing Corporation 
1978 – 1980 
Wilton, Connecticut 
Importer and developer of light industrial goods and safety&security products. Safety mirrors, head face eye & hearing protection, chainsaw bibs.


General Manager, Office Furniture Division
Facit Inc. 
1976 – 1978 
Greenwich, Connecticut 
Company imported and marketed FACIT 80 Open Plan furniture system.
President, General Manager
U.S. Cimaco Corporation 
1974 – 1976 
Bohemia, New York 
Imported and launched the CIMA Candle nationally, a patented electronically operated imitation candle developed in Sweden.


Field Marketing Manager, International
E.& J. Gallo Winery 
1972 – 1974 
Modesto, California 
A preparatory assignment in the United States to introduce Gallo wines in Europe.


General Manager
CBS Records A/S 
1969 – 1972 
Copenhagen, Denmark 
Started up CBS Records (Sony Music) subsidiary in Scandinavia in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

Testimonial for Stu:

From Couple in South East:  


Stu, what a great tour.  
We had a great time.  I have copied my wife on this email.

Please send us some pictures.  We will stay in touch.


From U.S. and International group of 36 I organized:

Good morning everyone!
Thank you for joining for a wonderful day in Napa yesterday! A big thank you to Stu for being a great tour guide!
 I hope you've all returned safely home or to your job or to your post-Forum vacation :)  I'm certainly happy I took today off from work to rest after having too much fun!
I look forward to seeing you again somewhere someday!

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