Two New Certified Sommeliers

Six certified sommeliers at Ram's Gate Winery
Certified Sommeliers at Ram’s Gate Winery, from left to right: Jane Whitsett, Zac Melendrez, Marc Herman, Adam Betts, Zach Chamberlin and Brianna Pickens

Last Wednesday, May 13th, two members of our team sat for the Certified Sommelier exam in San Francisco. We are so proud to announce that Wine Guide Zac Melendrez and Hospitality Manager Zach Chamberlin are now both Certified Sommeliers!


The exam is administered by the Court of Master Sommeliers, who describes a Certified (or Level II) Sommelier as “an individual who has shown proficiency in essential service skills; has a general understanding of wine, beer, spirits and cocktails; and has the ability to articulate that information on demand.”

This milestone represents many months of dedicated study in addition to their full time responsibilities at the winery, and we give Zac and Zach our most heartfelt congratulations.

These two gentlemen join four additional members of the Ram’s Gate Winery team as Certified Sommeliers. “I could not be more excited nor proud of my team of exceptional wine professionals,” says Hospitality Director Adam Betts.

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