NATIVE WINES is a marketing Corporation focused on representing great producers of domestic wines from both Northern and Central California which includes Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County. The mission is to source and market unique hand crafted wines while delivering unmatched service to the market place which will be recognized as the benchmark within Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Orange and San Diego counties.
As a former employee (1984-1999) and Beverage Director of Operations at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel I bring the unique understanding of both the buyer and sellers needs within the beverage industry. With wine by the glass programs, inventory turn over and pouring costs playing an integral part of the purchasing process, I bring together both knowledge and service with each individual client’s needs and expectations.
The name Native Wines is derived from two key elements that make for an interesting connection into the world of viticulture in California. As a Native American belonging to the Juaneno Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation (based in Orange County) I reached the name honoring my heritage along with the fascinating history of some of the first vineyards of California planted, harvested and fermented by my ancestors at the mission San Juan Capistrano 1776.