The best team in Napa Valley.
We specialize in curating the best experience you have had to date, over and over again. With our member concierge services we open new doors to boutique invitation only wineries, access to chefs that will customize adventurous menus, and exciting activities that are exclusive to your group.
We are a team of Napa Valley locals that appreciate the finer things in life. Cultured Vine is built with wine experts, travel professionals and event designers that take pride in our craft and are excited to work one-on-one with you every time you travel to Wine Country.
When it comes to wine, food and travel, there is no one size fits all. I love that it is my job to create the dream itinerary for each wine-loving traveler I encounter resulting in an unprecedented, exceptional Napa Valley trip experience. Just as a sommelier uses tailored questions to select the perfect bottle of wine, I do the same to plan and execute the ideal wine- centric getaway.
My vision to combine my passion and expertise of wine and luxury resulted in Napa Valley’s only white glove wine concierge service, Cultured Vine. As Founder of Cultured Vine, my team creates highly tailored, exclusive experiences for consumers and travelers in Northern California’s wine country.
As one of the most picturesque regions with hundreds of stunning wineries, it can be difficult to select where to go. Making decisions other than Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay or Rose can be overwhelming, especially for those seeking under the radar locales beyond the pages of magazines and Instagram. That’s where I come in, to take care of a client’s personal travel needs and preferences and reveal the gems that lie nestled in the hills of Napa. From tastings in a wine owner’s living room to private tours and dinners with top chefs at boutique, invitation only wineries, I make it happen.
Cultured Vine was born out of my extensive industry knowledge, outstanding relationships with winemakers and wineries, a thorough understanding of the luxury wine consumer, expertise in all aspects of the wine business and pure enjoyment of finding the perfect wine experience based on the individual at hand. I’ve spent years building relationships with Napa legends and tastemakers. These authentic connections give my clients exceptional, elevated experiences that create memories to last a lifetime.
Even when I am not assisting companies and individuals to create the perfect wine experience, I am pursuing wine personally. I took courses at Napa Valley College in viticulture and enology which not only deepened my education of grapes and winemaking but led to creating my own wine label, True North, a sparkling wine made methode champenoise and inspired by the passion that drove me to do what I love.
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou
As Cultured Vine’s Producer, I personally oversee all guests’ itineraries ensuring that their time in Napa is exceptional. I’m a hospitality expert with a passion for creating the best experiences imaginable so securing elevated hotel and restaurant experiences for all Cultured Vine guests is something I’m excited to do everyday. Born and raised in Napa Valley, I have a world of secrets of Napa today and yesteryear.
I’m celebrating four decades in the hospitality business, most of them spent in restaurant management to provide guests with memorable wine country dining. I’ve chosen to stay in the hospitality business because I absolutely love interacting with people and personalizing experiences. It’s just my thing. I think of all of our clients like I do my good friends and treat them as such.
Prior to joining Cultured Vine, I held management roles at notable Napa establishments including Mustards Grill, Coles Chop House, Archetype in St. Helena, Ca’Momi in Downtown Napa and Piatti Ristorante, where I ran the front of the house for 12 years. Going from creating the best dining experiences for guests at restaurants to planning extraordinary trips throughout the entire wine country region was a natural and easy transition for me.
As a lifelong resident of Napa Valley, it was a huge honor to be recognized as one of the 10 Most Influential People by Napa Valley Life Magazine and in 2016 voted Best Restaurant General Manager for Napa and Sonoma Valleys by Canvas, the Concierge Alliance of Napa Valley.
When I’m not securing exceptional experiences for others, I enjoy spending time traveling with my husband and two golden retrievers in our Airstream. Say hi if you see us driving through California or elsewhere.
I have a huge passion for art and creativity, something I tap into on a daily basis in my role as Operations Manager for Cultured Vine. I wear many hats: web site manager and designer, hotel booking liaison, wine merchant coordinator, and, as the brand evolves and expands, so do my responsibilities.
I love art and turned my passion into a profession through photography. I bring my eye for detail and creative flair into everything I do for Cultured Vine. I’m constantly tapping into my graphics, technology, and photography skills to craft superlative luxury hospitality experiences while I draw inspiration from the stunning environment that I live and work in.
As a tech-savvy entrepreneur with years of website and graphic design experience, I have held roles with Vineyard 29 and Duckhorn Vineyards. My past photography clients include Harris Estate Vineyards, Fantesca Estate & Winery, Adamus, St. Helena Winery and Promise Wine.
Today, you can find me around Napa Valley with my camera as I’m always on the lookout for the next great shot to capture in the vines.
When I’m not working, I enjoy attending rock concerts. If I’m being totally honest about my favorite way to chill, it’s binging on Netflix.
As the Director of Concierge Services at Cultured Vine, I attend to the details of our clients’ event schedules to ensure everyone enjoys an unparalleled experience in the perfect location.
I thrive on the relationships I have built with guests and winery owners. Helping people discover Napa and Sonoma in a unique way and connecting people with a passion for the wine life…it doesn’t get better than that.
Prior to joining Cultured Vine, I held roles at General Mills and Johnson & Johnson, honing my skills with organization, attention to detail, and listening—skills I put to good use at Cultured Vine. As a tour driver and chief concierge for Beau Wine Tours, I developed personal relationships with many area vintners and learned the valley’s insider secrets. I also owned and operated a music management company for 12 years.
With the exception of a three-year stint in the Army, I have lived in and around Napa Valley my entire life. When I am not at Cultured Vine, you can find me playing with my grandchildren and traveling to wineries throughout Napa and Sonoma. It’s in my blood, after all.
As a 20-year wine collector, I am thrilled to combine my love of wine with a passion for travel as Cultured Vine’s Director of Sales. I work with the sales team to increase alignments with bespoke travel concierges, private clubs, luxury brands, and regional events to generate brand synergy with unique, elevated experiences.
My fine dining experience was honed over more than a decade, culminating at a Mobil 5-Star resort in Arizona. During this period, the resort’s sommelier introduced me to travel in Napa and Sonoma; I was immediately hooked!
Throughout my career I have held sales leadership positions in advertising and hospitality. Building a motivated, engaged sales team that supports aggressive goals and provides exceptional service is what I love to do. Angela Duerr and I have wanted to collaborate for many years and it is so exciting to finally get that opportunity!
In 2007, I founded Way Organized Inc., which provides advertising and promotions for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to solo entrepreneurs using a customized mix of conventional and digital media. In 2014, I added real estate agent to my resume. I’m an entrepreneur through and through.
My grandparents moved to Alaska in 1947 and started Pitchfork Ranch, turning a patch of wilderness into a working farm still in existence (and still in the family) today. Born and raised in Alaska, I worked on the ranch during the summers while I was growing up. I continue to enjoy outdoor pursuits today including golf, paddle boarding, mountain biking, snowboarding, and volunteering as a baseball coach.