Lisa Redwine brings a whole new level of food and wine knowledge to the San Diego community. Redwine passed the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Advanced Exam in 2010 and is pursuing her Master Sommelier certification. She is one of three women in San Diego to hold Advanced Sommelier accreditation. And having worked as a professional chef and general manager for some of the finest restaurants in San Francisco, Redwine elevates the dining experience to an art form, where service, atmosphere, food and wine intermingle to form a feast for all the senses.
Growing up in Madison, Wisconsin, Redwine was exposed at a young age to farmer’s markets, freshly baked breads and delicious home cooking. The grand daughter of a butcher and a cheese maker, Redwine learned the importance of fresh handcrafted foods. Redwine enrolled at the University of Wisconsin Stout, where she received a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management and then attended the Culinary Institute of America, where she graduated with honors with a degree in Culinary Arts.
Prior to joining the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club Inc., she was General Manager at the renowned Cypress Club under restaurateur extraordinaire, John Cunin. Redwine then joined the Grand Cafe as assistant General Manager where she worked with General Manager Umberto Gibin. There, she developed a wine program that garnered awards from Wine Spectator and Sante magazines. After relocating to San Diego, she served as General Manager and Hotel Wine Director at Molly’s Restaurant & Bar at the Marriott Hotel.
As the Director of Restaurants and Beverage Operations of the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc., Lisa Redwine is responsible for creating innovative seasonal beverage programs that encompass wine, cocktails and beer, staff training, revenue generation and service standards for The Marine Room, The Shores Restaurant, La Jolla Shores Hotel Catering, and La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club Catering and Club Dining. Her newest adventure is working with the prestigious Regal Wine Company as a sales representative, conveying her passion for the labels she will be representing to wine professionals in San Diego.
She brings with her multiple food and beverage certifications, including: Advanced Sommelier from Court of Master Sommeliers, Certified Wine Professional and an AOS Degree in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America. She is also on the President of the San Diego Women’s Wine Alliance, an organization she assisted in co-founding dedicated to the education of women wine professionals.