Our Team

Our Team of Sommeliers

Expert advice from the most experienced professionals

The wines will be selected by a team of experienced and well- informed professional tasters.

Collectively our team has tasted over 30,000 wines a year and present only those that exceed the expectations defined by their price, providing significant value to our clientele. Our best selections are made available through a daily email, supported by a selection of singular wines that are featured in our online store.

Master Sommelier

William Sherer

Master Sommelier

In an effort to develop and give back to the food and beverage community, Sherer helps to mentor and develop other Sommeliers in the large pool of talented local Sommeliers. 

Wine Director

Rob Renteria

Advanced Sommelier

My professional goal is to learn about wine through tasting and discussion; to appreciate what’s in my glass, and hope it offers a moment of reflection.

Wine Director

Tonya Pitts

Certified Sommelier

My personal mission is to excite as many people as possible about wine. I don’t want to use the word demystify but I want wine tasting to make sense. Wine is a enjoyable and fantastic thing to drink and study.

Wine Director

Lindsey Young

Advanced Sommelier

Lindsey has a strong passion for education and travel. She is always studying with the aspiration of becoming a Master Sommelier. With that knowledge base, she would love to consult for restaurants around the world, helping to build their beverage programs while cultivating wine cultures within the establishments.

Wine Director

Evan Hufford

Advanced Sommelier

I have always taken a tremendous amount of joy in teaching the staff at my restaurants.  I remember how incredibly intimidated I was by the world of wine when I started as a back server in fine dining, so now I truly enjoy attempting to make it as approachable as possible for newcomers. 

Our Leadership Team

chair manager

Ruben Morancy

Founder

Over 20 years of experience in Wine and Spirits. From working with ultra-premium brands as account Manager for the renowned Young’s Market Estates Group.

market strategist

Mark Newman

CEO Ewine.com

Mark has judged the Los Angeles International Wine Competition for 23 consecutive years and also judges the California State Fair and the San Diego International Wine Competition.

Chair Manager

Walter Moore

Certified Sommeliere

A Food, Wine and Spirit education, sales and brand building professional for 20 years.

Chair manager

Tonya Pitts

Founding Member

Tonya has spent several decades in the Food and Beverage industry as a Sommelier and Wine Director.  She has been featured in, and a judge for, Wine & Spirits magazine, Tasting Panel, and numerous news and industry publications.

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