Welcome | About Emily

Hello and welcome! I am a marketing and communications consultant based in Sonoma, California, working for amazing, inspiring wineries and organizations. Please feel free to check out a few samples of recent work here and contact me here.


Born and raised in a small Dutch town in Iowa, Emily graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City, IA with an English degree and no idea what to do with it.

Fortunately, her husband Cody had accepted a job in Sonoma County working for a winery, and Emily dove into the world of wine via digital marketing and ecommerce.

After passing the Wine & Spirits Education Trust Level III Exam and harvesting grapes in New Zealand, Emily returned to Sonoma and started Emily Rasmussen Communications, providing freelance services in brand strategy, project management, marketing and communications in the wine industry.

In April of 2018 Emily and Cody launched Desire Lines Wine Co., a tiny brand made up of Riesling, Syrah and Carignan made from phenomenal vineyards in California. In February 2020, they welcomed their son Caleb, and appropriately dressed him as a cluster of grapes for his first Halloween.