Brandon St-Martin CS CWP CSW
"I've worked with wineries and vineyards across the USA. I envision IDAHO as being America's next (perhaps last) great wine discovery. Ever-improving vintages of Idaho wines, coupled with excellent tourism opportunities for wine lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike, will positively reinforce the fondness people hold for this State. This is frontier winemaking, with a true pioneering spirit. Saddle up, folks! We ride at the edge of American wine." - Brandon St-Martin, Certified Sommelier (@brandonstmartin)
In addition to 3 Horse Ranch, Brandon has worked in winery and vineyard operations from the Austin Texas Hill Country, to Napa Valley California, to the New York Finger Lakes and even Brooklyn NYC. He holds a bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University and certificates in winery management and marketing from Sonoma State University. Brandon is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers/French Culinary Institute, a Certified Wine Professional with the Culinary Institute of America, and a Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators. Brandon and his wife, Jodi, have five daughters and live, work and play in bucolic Eagle Idaho.
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