I was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, a graduate of Wilmington University with a background in Multimedia Design. Currently work in Project and Risk Management at an investment management/mutual fund company for 24 years, so I never knew my path would lead me to where I am now.
I always had a passion for entertaining at home, theme parties, girls night in, you name it. I was also a collector of decorative wine glasses and wine bottle holders and incorporated them with my parties. One year, my childhood friend, Desiree came home from Europe. She introduced me to some of her favorite wines from Germany, Spain, Italy, and other surrounding countries through her travels while living in Europe.
Afterwards, I fell more in love with wine. I wanted to go to more wine festivals, have dinner parties and host wine tastings. In addition, I would buy wine accessories to create an experience for my guests and we had fun!
I wanted to be in the wine industry in some way, but didn’t know how. I found my niche selling wine accessories with Vinosoree Wine Accessories in 2018. I didn’t see a business like mines at wine festivals or other related events, so wine accessories was an avenue into the wine industry. In the process of learning about the wine industry, I pursued an education and received an Intermediated Wine Certification from the International Sommelier Guild at the end of 2019.
At this point, I fell in love with the process of making wine, but how do I get the experience? I researched again and found the Grape Finale in New Jersey. They provide a unique opportunity for customers to have hands on experience making wine. This was very hard, as the entire process was during the pandemic, but private and small group settings provided me with the experience I needed.
Also in 2020, I started making wine at home. Building an environment to make wine and enjoy the hobby, but was it really a hobby or my new calling… Making wine at home is so fulfilling and fun, but work too. I spent most of 2020 making wine, sharing with family and friends. I would name the wines after salutations or words of endearment, then created Venecia Green Cellars, just for my homemade wines.
I would take the venture further and created a Wine Tasting, Pairing & Consulting business Finesse Wine Tasting in 2021 and started hosting tasting events and offering private wine tastings sampling wines I made.
So when I found out my grandmother made wine, I knew the path was paved out for me. Once I got the funding to start my commercial wine brand, I reached out to the custom crush winery I been researching and building a relationship with and now I’m the proud owner of Evernette Wines!