Stevie first became interested in wine when she moved to Santa Barbara in 2008 to attend law school. During her free time away from lectures and writing briefs she escaped to Solvang and Los Olivos. She quickly fell head over heels in love with wine, wineries, vineyards, and the ambiance of it all. One of Stevie’s all time favorite memories took place at a local St. Ynez grape stomp! This monumental experience was held over a decade ago and she still remembers the day vividly. She can easily recall details like the beautiful lunch that was served alfresco, the lively band that was playing amongst the backdrop of the vineyard, like it was yesterday. But, most importantly she remembers how everyone was united in that moment. Wine had magically brought everyone together. That day forever changed Stevie’s life and thus began her romance and life long passion with wine and the wine world.
More than ten years later and Stevie has found herself immersed deeply within the wine industry. She has over ten years of hospitality experience and over five years of tasting room experience; having worked at one of the most popular and sought out wineries in the Temecula Valley. Stevie is a WSET Level 2 Sommelier and earned her Award in Wines Certificate with Distinction. Stevie also became a Spanish Wine Scholar, SWS, through the Wine Scholar Guild. She is currently studying to become an Italian Wine Scholar. Stevie earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northern Arizona University and her Juris Doctorate from the Santa Barbara College of Law before pursuing a career in wine.