Every once in a while a project comes along that is too important to pass up. I am excited to join as GM and Wine Director at the San Francisco restaurant The Progress. Adjoining their restaurant State Bird Provisions, this stunning space will re-imagine dining and culinary culture in San Francisco.
Unfortunately that means leaving one of the great wineries of Napa. In 6 years with the Meteor team, I constantly marveled at their steadfast commitment to producing a wine the combines the intensity of Napa with the balance and elegance of the world's truly great terroirs. The quality of the wines is supported by people engaged in making them and Barry and Tracy Schuler and Bill and Dawnine Dyer are simply amazing people. I will be a lifelong ambassador.
Replacing me as Estate Director is Eric Smith, who I have known for years, starting when he led wine acquisitions and client management strategy at Porthos Wine, and subsequently through his tenure as General Manager of Checkerboard Vineyards here in Napa Valley. He'll continue the passion and commitment Meteor has for its wines, unique terroir and clientele. Please don't hesitate to reach out to him personally at firstname.lastname@example.org – he looks forward to meeting you!
Its been a pleasure getting to know you.
All my best,