MEET THE WINE + DINE TEAM
RE : LY ON OUR WINE+DINE TEAM
WE ARE AT YOUR SERVICE! Consider our individual areas of expertise and the theme becomes clear: commitment to service, passion for the pleasures of the table, and a relentless pursuit of quality.
"Chief Evolution Officer"
Shelle joined Wine & Dine Events in 1995, and purchased the company from founder, David Mitchel, in 2003. With a zest for wine, food and travel, a flair for the creative, and three decades of solid success in the “biz,” Shelle is a natural when it comes to the delights and details of Wine Country event planning and management.
"Director of Vivaciousness"
Ellen Comes to us with over two decades of hospitality experience and a distinctive grasp of luxury service. As manager of our Leisure Department, Ellen combines a lifelong focus on food and wine and a keen eye for detail with an unwavering commitment to her customers’ enjoyment.
Britt's task is to understand, articulate, develop and work miracles with your program objectives. His thorough immersion into your corporate culture and goals will assist you in developing a seamless, one-of-a-kind event. Britt's combination of charm, humor and eons of event experience keeps everyone on their toes.
"The Duchess of Details"
With a passion for Hospitality and Event Planning, Barbara traded her teaching career in for a new life in Hospitality at Wine Country hotels. Her passion is in developing relationships with vendors and discovering amazing new venues in the Valley. Barbara pairs discerning Wine+Dine guests with the incredible riches of the Wine Country.
"Lady of Logostical Logistics"
Lisa brings event experience, enthusiasm, and notable expertise to her role in Wine & Dine. A bit of a Renaissance Woman, she is a trained architect, former museum director, home winemaker and brewmeister.
"The Idea Guy"
Need a brilliant idea for a particular client? Ron can weave together a clever plan in no time. His ingenuity and innate curiosity make him the “go-to-guy” with the perpetual light bulb over his head.
RE : NOWNED FOR OUR SERVICE AND EXPERTISE ~ MEET OUR TOUR HOSTS AND EXPERT GUIDES
At Your Service! We love what we do – and we do it with style, sophistication and a healthy dose of humor.
Dave Meagher is a local’s local… he knows the Wine Country inside out and provides a unique insider’s experience. Referred to by some as the “most interesting man in the Valley,” Dave’s company is both insightful and delightfully entertaining.
Eva is from Hawaii, where she owned a Bed & Breakfast. Serving food daily, she developed a passion for it and decided to try her hand at cooking… soon becoming Chef/Owner of a catering company. She now lives in Sonoma.
With her designer pumps, Lucia fills the shoes of a Wine & Dine tour guide with her style, knowledge, and passion! A 2nd generation Napa Valley grape grower, Lucia has the lowdown on wine…from the vineyard to the bottle!
Galbie one of our ring leaders of lively celebration and merrymaking. Galbie’s warm, quick wit, exceptional knowledge of wine & food (with 15 years’ of premium restaurant experience) make him one our favorite characters to hang out with.
Passionate, effervescent, with hospitality genes flowing in her blood. Sandy has thrown parties for a 1,000 at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, dined on the finest cuisines, sipped and swirled world-class wines, and has her ear to the source when it comes to insider news.
A native of Napa, Steve joined Wine & Dine in 1999 as Tour Director and “Ambassador-at-Large.” Steve knows the Wine Country from every angle imaginable, literally. He was the first hot air balloon pilot to soar over the valley in 1972, and can name without hesitation the ownership of vineyard blocks in the area.
Television Producer and Restaurant Owner were Natalie’s early careers, then decided to leave her native San Francisco to travel the world. Now she has returned, happily jumping back into the world of hospitality, working with chefs, leading tours, and managing events.
They tell me I’m smart and well behaved…and for a treat, I’ll do just about anything!
"With Shelle at the helm and Ellen manning the tiller you charted exactly the course we were looking for. Thank you for the perfect execution and all the wonderful Napa memories."
Frank ~ Executive / SAS