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Personalities

Celebrated national chefs, local culinary rock stars, legendary winemakers and brewmasters, authors, sommeliers, mixologists and other truly amazing talents come together for the 13th Annual San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival.

2016 Celebrity Guest Chefs

Rick Bayless
Executive Chef
Author + Restauranteur

Michelle Bernstein
Celebrity Chef

Anna Bullet
Executive Chef
Cooking Light

Gale Gand
Pastry Chef/Partner
Tru + Spritz Burger

Suzette Gresham
Executive Chef
Acquerello

Bernard Guillas
Executive Chef
La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

The Hearty Boys
Chefs/Owners
Spritz Burger

Dean James Max
President
DJM Restaurants, James Republic

Rick Moonen
Chef, Owner
rm seafood

Javier Plascencia
Chef/Owner
Bracero & Mision 19

Marcus Samuelsson
Award-Winning Chef, Restaurateur, Author and TV Personality

2016 San Diego Chefs

Trevor Chappell
Executive Chef
The Barrel Room

Amy DiBiase
Executive Chef
Tidal

Brian Gist
Executive Chef
Flagship Cruises & Events

Bernard Guillas
Executive Chef
La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

Mark Kropczynski
Executive Chef
Grant Grill

Jason McLeod
Executive Chef/Owner
Ironside Fish & Oyster

Mario Medina
Executive Chef
The Maincourse Restaurant

Robert Ruiz
Executive Chef/Owner
The Land & Water Co.

Aron Schwartz
Executive Chef
Marina Kitchen

DJ Tangalin
Executive Chef
JRDN

Duvinh Ta
Executive Chef
Jake's Del Mar

Kevin Templeton
Executive Chef
barleymash

2016 Authors, Artists + Experts

Rick Bayless
Executive Chef
Author + Restauranteur

Michelle Bernstein
Celebrity Chef

Gale Gand
Pastry Chef/Partner
Spritz Burger

Bernard Guillas
Executive Chef
La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

The Hearty Boys
Chefs/Owners
Spritz Burger

Rick Moonen
Chef, Owner
rm seafood

Marcus Samuelsson
Celebrity Chef

2016 Winemakers + Brewmasters

David Akiyoshi
Winemaker
LangeTwins Family Winery

Klaus Bellinghause
Winemaker
King Frosch Wine

Jeffrey Blair
Winegrower / Owner
Blair Vineyards

Robert Blue
Founding Winemaker
Bonterra

Paul & Michèle Bosc
President, Director of Marketing
Chateau des Charmes

Matt Brynildson
Brewmaster
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Dane Campbell
Brand Ambassador
Zaca Mesa

Marco Cappelli
Winemaker
Nello Olivo Wines

Joseph Carr
Founder
Joseph Carr Wines

Paul Colantuoni
Winemaker
Rocca Wines

Neil Collins
Executive Winemaker
Tablas Creek

Scot Covington
Winemaker
Trione Vineyards

Collin Cranor
Winemaker
Nottingham Cellars

Daniel Daou
Winemaker
DAOU Vineyards

Arnaud Debons
Winemaker
San Antonio Winery

Michael Eddy
Director of North Coast Winemaking
E. & J. Gallo Winery

La Finquita

Javier Flores
Winemaker
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Jordan Gardonhire
Founder & Brewmaster
Baja Brewing Company

Dan Goldfield
Owner
Dutton-Goldfield Winery

Randall Grahm
Winemaker
Bonny Doon

Mat Gustafson
Proprietor / Winemaker
Paul Mathew Vineyards

Steve Hagata
Winemaker
Falkner Winery

Kevin Hall
Winemaker
Alexander Valley Vineyards

Chue Her
Production Manager
Oak Ridge Winery

Nicole Hitchcock
Head Winemaker
J Vineyards & Winery

Andrew Jones
Winemaker, Owner
Field Recordings

Steve Kahle
Co-Proprietor, Winemaker, Grower
Woof’n Rose Winery

Jim Klein
Winemaker
Navarro Vineyards

Sangria Lolea

Jon McPherson
Master Winemaker
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Linda & Mike McWilliams
Owners, Winemakers
San Pasqual Winery

Darius Miller
Owner/Wine Maker
Koi Zen Cellars Urban Winery

Erik Miller
Winemaker
Kokomo Winery

Patrick Muran
Winemaker
Niner Wine Estates

Nello Olivo
Owner & Grower
Nello Olivo Wines

Ben Papapietro
Owner, Winemaker
Papapietro Perry

Andrew Quady
Winemaker
Quady Winery

Anthony Riboli
Winemaker
San Antonio Winery

Keith Rolle
Winemaker
Gianni Buonomo Vintners

Bill Schweitzer
Founder
Ramona Valley Vineyard Association

Carol Shelton
Winemaker
Carol Shelton Wines

Karen Sherman
Owner, Winemaker
Coyote Oaks Vineyards

Jim Shumate
Winemaker
Pomar Junction

Mike Sinor
Director of Winemaking
Ancient Peaks

Rodney Strong Vineyards
Winemakers
Rodney Strong Vineyards

Aaron Underwood
Western Business Manager
Alc/Vol

Steven Urberg
Winemaker
Gloria Ferrer

Pedro Vargas
Winemaker
Vino Vargas

Tyson Wolf
Head Winemaker
Rutherford Ranch

Blake Yarger
Winemaker
McEvoy Ranch

2016 Sommeliers + Wine Experts

Byran Babcock
Winemaker
Babcock Vineyards

Jesse Becker
Master Sommelier
Market Specialist, Craft + Estate

Ken Brown
Owner
Ken Brown Wines

Amy Christine
Master of Wine
Black Sheep Finds Winery

Fred Dame
Master Sommelier
American Wine & Spirits

Maurice DiMarino
Level 2 Masters Guild of Sommeliers
Wine Director, Island Prime

Maureen Downey
DWS, CEW
Columnist, Wine-Searcher.com

Eric Entrikin
Master Sommelier

David Glancy
Master Sommelier
Founder, San Francisco Wine School

Mary Gorman
Master of Wine
Bordeaux Wine Council

Randall Grahm
Owner
Bonny Doon Vineyards

Eric Hemer
Master of Wine, Master Sommelier
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Kathy Joseph
Proprietor, Winemaker, Grape Herder, Head Fiddle
Fiddlehead Cellars

Geoff Labitzke
Master of Wine
Director of Sales & Marketing, Kistler

Cristina Mariani-May
Family Proprietor
Castello Banfi

Frank Ostini
Owner/Chef/Winemaker
Hitching Post II

Richard Sanford
Owner
Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards

Joseph Spellman
Master Sommelier
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2016 Mixologists + Spirit Experts

Donald Freytag
Executive Vice President
Hawaii Sea Spirits

2015 Personalities

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