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Direct Sales and Hospitality Mana...

Phone: (707) ***-****  
Email: n***@***.com
Local Address:  Sebastopol , California , United States
SEBASTOPOL , California 95472
United States

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Employment History


  • Bachelor of Science , organic chemistry
    University of Adelaide
  • degree , organic chemistry
    University of Adelaide
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We are excited to have lured ..., 1 July 2014 [cached]
We are excited to have lured Nicole Kosta from the Mandarin Oriental in San Francisco over to our team at DG! Nicole joined us in April as our Direct Sales and Hospitality Manager, responsible for all aspects of our Direct to Consumer business, from the visitor experience and sales in our tasting room, to being our brand ambassador in the community, to expanding our network in California and across the country.
Nicole was born in Adelaide, Australia, not too far from renowned wine regions Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. Becoming passionate about wine there in the heart of wine country, her training and interest grew while working in fine dining and premier client events at the Adelaide Casino. She graduated from University of Adelaide, with a degree in organic chemistry, but being too energetic to work as a scientist in a laboratory, she found herself back in the hospitality industry. Working under Master Sommelier Madeline Triffon in Detroit, she studied and obtained her Certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Her outstanding dedication to her wine programs, accolades and awards, wine education, and inspiration of not only her staff but a regular following of wine advocates got her noticed. She was immediately sought after and recommended to come to the Forbes Five-Star Mandarin Oriental Hotel in San Francisco. As Beverage & Events Director at the hotel she raised the wine program to be a Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence award winner. In her new role at Dutton-Goldfield Winery she hopes to bring the intricacies of luxury hospitality to the tasting room experience and continue to educate and grow her following of passionate wine lovers. "The Sonoma Coast has always been one of my favorite wine regions for its amazing diversity of terroir and ability to make superior cool climate pinot noir, of which I am a collector, so working for Dutton-Goldfield Winery was a natural and easy choice to expand my business knowledge and passion to the winery side."
"We've known and respected Nicole for years, and are thrilled to have her on our team," says Dan Goldfield.
Please join us in welcoming Nicole to DG!
Nicole has been busy document life at DG through videos in the vineyards and winery, and posting them on our Facebook page.
Luxury Personalities| Destination MO by Mandarin Oriental, 21 Nov 2013 [cached]
Nicole Kosta, events and beverage director at Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco, decides on the tastes to tempt a guest's palate. Here, she recounts he... >
"People understand prosecco for value," ..., 22 Nov 2013 [cached]
"People understand prosecco for value," says Nicole Kosta, beverage director at the Mandarin Oriental in San Francisco. "There is average prosecco, but some very good ones, too," she says.
Kosta agrees, citing a vintage bottle from Napa Valley's Domaine Carneros she recently opened as an example. But as an Australian, Kosta has a soft spot for Australian and New Zealand wines, which she says lead the way in green and sustainable wine practices.
Her wine list includes Quartz Reef Brut from New Zealand, which Kosta chose because "it's biodynamic and truly a great value.
Kosta says the big brands typically have more budget for such events.
For more information contact Nicole ... [cached]
For more information contact Nicole Kosta at +1 (415) 276 9724 or
For more information, or to join our mailing list, please contact Food & Beverage Director Nicole Kosta at or +1 (415) 276 9724.
For the ultimate experience try our Chef's tasting menu paired with Sommelier selected wine pairings from our Wine Director Nicole Kosta.
Wine Directory, 12 Feb 2011 [cached]
Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco’s Wine Director, Nicole Kosta has been instrumental in hosting a series of successful Winemaker Dinners since joining the hotel in early 2008.
Kosta hosts each class and turns the spotlight on distinguished guest winemakers from around the globe. Following the guest speaker’s seminar and tasting, participants enjoy a paired dinner with the featured wines. Accolades from Wine Spectator and Tasting Panel magazines paid tribute to her wine programs.
An Australian native, Kosta was born in the well-known wine regions of Barossa Valley and Mclaren Vale, her passion for wine started at an early age. Her love of all things wine began when she worked in the fine dining room at Adelaide Casino. In 1994, she graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Science in organic chemistry. Rather than toil in a laboratory, Nicole continues to apply her education to wine.
She moved to San Francisco from Michigan where she earned her Sommelier Certification. She studied with Master Sommelier Madeline Triffon, one of the country’s first female sommeliers at Matt Prentice Restaurant Group, Bloomfield Hills, MI. She then served as Wine Director at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Livonia, Michigan, implementing its wine education curriculum and ‘100 wines by the glass’ program.
Nicole has served as sommelier at Pebble Beach Food & Wine, Napa Valley Wine Auction events, San Francisco Chefs, San Francisco Luxury Council and the Australian Wine Panel. Currently her favorite wines are Ruinart blanc de blanc, Champagne and any pinot from Hirsch Vineyards, especially her own ‘The Journey.’
For detailed information, reservations or questions please call Wine Director Nicole Kosta at +1 (415) 276 9724 or email
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