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Sommelier Jeffrey Wingate

Jeffrey Wingate has been involved in the wine, spirits and hospitality industry most of his adult life. He learned the fine wine business just after college, during a stint in the restaurant industry where he was mentored by a number of seasoned professionals, launching a lifelong passion for wine and the industry. 

Jeffrey has held positions ranging from waiter, sommelier and manager in the restaurant industry, and subsequently made the transition to the wholesale side of the business, representing distributors in both Colorado and Florida in roles from sales to Team Manager to Key Account Manager.

Jeffrey has represented the Italian portfolio of Prestige Wine Imports for just over nine years, which includes a number of family owned producers from throughout Italy. He has travelled extensively through the world’s wine regions, from his first visit to California in 1977, to many visits to Washington, NY Finger Lakes, France, Germany, Austria and Italy. 

At Lunch on the Italian Riviera