Vanessa Conlin, MW
Vanessa is the Head of Wine for Wine Access, a national direct-to-consumer e-com wine retailer where she oversees all wine curation and content. Wine Access has one million email subscribers and has been in existence since 1998.
Vanessa has served as the Director of Sales and Marketing for several of Napa’s most prestigious luxury estates including Arietta Wines and Dana Estates. Previously she was the wine buyer for two prominent Manhattan wine retailers and the Wine Director for a Manhattan-based wine bar.
She holds the WSET Diploma in Wine and Spirits from International Wine Center, which she earned in 2014. In 2009, she was the recipient of IWC’s Niki Singer Memorial Scholarship.
Vanessa is also a certified instructor for the Wine and Spirits Education Trust.
As an avid supporter of charitable causes, Vanessa is the President of the Board for the Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch, a Napa Valley-based no-kill animal rescue and sanctuary, and has chaired the organization’s annual charity wine auction four times, raising over 7 million dollars.
Prior to falling in love with wine, Vanessa worked as a professional musician, performing internationally and on Broadway, and holds a Master’s Degree in Music.