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Meet the Team

Each Spirited Winery Tour and each Spirited Wine Tasting Event is led by an experienced, knowledgeable, and licensed wine educator, who loves sharing insights and tips on the Virginia wine and wine tasting in general.  Our wine expert will not only educate and entertain you with insights on Virginia's wine country, she will also ensure your comfort throughout your tour and double as your photographer, to create a memorable and fun experience!

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Wine Expert

Nicole Garbarini

Nicole developed an appreciation of wine while living in Europe and has been working as a wine educator since 2018, starting her wine consulting journey in Napa, California. She holds a WSET Level 3 Certification from the prestigious Napa Valley Wine Academy. Since moving to Virginia in 2020, Nicole has been working as a wine consultant and helping educate wine aficionados of all backgrounds. She also loves going on exciting adventures around the world including recent adventures in Antarctica, Alaska, ski trips, and hiking.  Her favorite wine is – good wine :).

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Wine Expert

Beth Trerotola

After a 30-year career in Finance and many vacations to wine regions around the country and internationally, Beth left the corporate world in 2019 to pursue her passion for wine.  She currently holds a WSET Level 3 Certification (Certified Sommelier equivalent).  Her experience includes teaching WSET, holding a position as wine buyer for a 9 location chain of liquor stores in MN, and currently working part time as a wine specialist at Wine Gallery 108 in Alexandria, VA.  She is also a business owner and hosts in home wine tasting events for small and mid-size groups. Favorite wine - bubbly!

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Wine Expert

Andy Montoya

Andy is a dynamic Business Management professional with over 15 years of experience.   He has profound expertise in the world of wine certified by a prestigious WSET Level 4 Sommelier Diploma from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).  He has deep understanding of wines and spirits and a commitment to continuous learning and excellence.  He hosted the first-ever James Beard House dinner as a Latin Sommelier and earning recognition as a member of the Michelin Guide 2018-Fifty NYC. 

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Wine Expert

Will Shore

While his day job is in the IT world, Will's passion is in wine education! He has a plethora of certifications, including Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3, Society of Wine Educators Certified Specialist in Wine, Wine Location Specialist, Court of Master Sommeliers Level I, Cicerone I, Vermouth Institute, Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT) Master T Certified, and Bar Smarts.  Will has been leading an annual tour of the Finger Lakes wine region for DC area enthusiasts since 1999. He currently favors the Rieslings and Gewurztraminers of upstate NY.

Jobs
We are hiring!
We are looking for passionate professionals to join our team as tour guides and hosts. 
Send us your resume at: info@spirited-tours.com
 
or
inquire at
1-888-602-3362
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