Meet one of our Certified Sommeliers – Grace!

Grace is a certified sommelier and 15-year wine industry veteran. Over the past decade, her career in wine has taken her all over the country and the industry. This includes working as a sommelier/wine director at top-rated restaurants and properties in NY, TX, CO, MT, and CA, as a wine consultant for restaurants in Vietnam, time spent as a distributor and fine wine specialist in San Diego, and harvest seasons in the Willamette Valley, Walla Walla, as well as Santa Barbara.

She has also been running her own freelance sommelier project, Wines with Grace, since 2014, serving private high-end net worth clients in the Southern California market. Grace is a featured sommelier on the wine podcast, CorkRules, where they review famous restaurant wine lists.

She currently resides in sunny San Diego, and outside of wine, enjoys yoga, sailing, skiing, reading, traveling, dancing, singing, playing the ukulele, and writing poetry.

Favorite Wine Regions and/or Varietals

Regions – Burgundy, Willamette Valley, Santa Barbara.

Varietals – Pinot Noir, Syrah, Gruner Veltliner, Sauvignon Blanc

Wines you’re enjoying now

Washington State Syrahs, White Burgundy, Riojas

Wine Travel Experience

Washington, Oregon, California, New York, France, Spain, Germany

Degrees & Certifications

Level 2 Certified Sommelier from The Court of the Master Sommeliers

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