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.
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
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.
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
has been busy document life at DG through videos in the vineyards and winery, and posting them on our Facebook page.