Joanne DePuy

Biography

1927 – Born in Ashland, Wisconsin: Joanne Cardiff

1928 – Moved to Altadena, CA

1945 – Graduated from Ramona Convent

1949 - Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California at Berkeley

1949 – Married Howard Dickenson,

1951 – Moved to Napa Valley

1951 – Georgine Dickenson born

1953 – Chuck Dickenson born

1957 – John Dickenson born

1965 – Member of Silverado Country Club

1973 – Divorced

1973 – Founded and directed Wine Tours International

Founded Tennis Limited, a private international tennis touring club

1976 – Engaged Andre Tchelistcheff to conduct wine tour of France for Napa Valley

vintners and took California wines to Steven Spurrier for his 1976 Paris Tasting

1977 - Married Newell E. DePuy, Jr.

1978 – Moved to Yountville, CA , where she and husband established Chardonnay and

Cabernet vineyard

1979 – 2001 – Board of Directors Stags Leap Wine District

1981 – 1983 - Creator and Director of Napa Valley Wine Symposium

1984 – 2001 – Led Wine and Tennis tours to England, France, Italy, Australia, Bermuda,

Africa, Chile, Argentina, Canada, Sardenia, Corsica, Portugal, Austria, Czech

Republic, China, and throughout the United States.

2002 – Retired from international wine tours

2002 – Organized and led tennis tours for Tennis Limited.

2005 – Chairman of Special Gifts Fundraising Committee for construction of Wellness

Center at Queen of the Valley Hospital

2005 – Retired from Tennis Limited

2005 – Present – Board of Trustees Napa Valley Medical Center Foundation

2007 – Newell E. Depuy, Jr. died

2008 – Founder of The Institute for Integrative Health Lecture Series at Queen of the Valley

Medical Center

2009 – Married Dr. Roelof J. Tikker

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