GREGG LAMER – A Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, Gregg has held management positions in restaurants and luxury resorts including directing the wine program at The Phoenician in Scottsdale for seven years. He has worked with Wineries in Napa, Sonoma and Amador including the great wine Estates of Robert Mondavi and Domaine Carneros. Most recently Gregg’s entrepreneurial spirit created businesses in Amador County – Amador 360 Winery Collective and Amador Wine Shipping. A native of Georgia, he’s going to tell you the best food pairing is Shrimp & Grits and …. Amador Zin!
KATE CHOMKO – Schooled at Le Cordon Bleu in London and the CIA Wine Education Program in Napa Valley, Kate is passionate about bringing wine, food and people together. She’s been a winery chef in the Santa Cruz Mountains, culinary instructor in San Francisco and developed the events program and curriculum for The Napa Valley Reserve. Kate worked with 2500 Wines selling for Henry Wine Group in Napa Valley and most recently was Sales Director for Larkmead Vineyards in Calistoga. A native of Chicago, she’s going to tell you the best food pairing is a hot dog and… bubbles!