2022 marks our tenth annual Somm Symposium where top sommeliers from around the world are invited to join us for two full days of winemaker and vineyard tours, library tastings, and fine dining experiences. With our tenth Somm Symposium approaching, we asked Michael Torino, Sr. VP of US Wholesale, to give us his take on the program and how it has developed over the past nine.
Over the past decade we have had the pleasure of hosting almost 200 of the top Somms in the world at our Somm Symposium. Our entire team looks forward to opening our doors and welcoming a new group in each Spring. The Symposium was designed to give somms full access to the people, vineyards and practices that comprise Ridge. And it has become so much more than that, the relationships and connections, between both the Somms themselves and the Ridge team that are forged each year are special. Many of our first attendees remain some of our best partners. – Michael Torino, Sr. VP of Global Sales