“This industry is not a race, it’s a marathon.”

Anyone who encounters Tonya Pitts immediately feels her openness, her curiosity, her wisdom, and her quiet strength. While there are many ‘lifers’ in the restaurant industry, few have logged more than 30 years on the floor like she has, and few have inspired so many to follow in her footsteps. Her devotion to philanthropy, mentorship and leadership is helping to usher in a new generation in the wine industry.


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