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)
Brandon has been part of our Idaho wine community since 2016, as winery manager and sommelier in the Eagle Foothills AVA in Eagle Idaho. In 2018, Brandon charts a new course as tour guide, personal sommelier, and winery hospitality consultant for the Snake River Valley. Brandon is passionate about championing and showcasing Idaho’s exciting wine and craft beverage industries, along with Boise’s hip, urbane cultural scene!
Brandon St-Martin is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers (one of only a few in the state of Idaho). He also earned the designation of Certified Wine Professional with the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley (America’s preeminent culinary arts academy). He is also a Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators. Brandon is an alumnus of Sonoma State University with wine industry certifications in Winery Management and Marketing. Brandon has eleven years of wine and hospitality industry experience, having worked with vineyards, wineries and eateries in the Texas Hill Country, Napa Valley, Sonoma, New York’s Finger Lakes, Hudson River Valley, North Fork Long Island, New York City, and also Idaho’s Snake River Valley and Eagle Foothills wine regions. Brandon is married with five daughters and lives in Eagle Idaho. Brandon has a bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University, and is in graduate school for an MBA in Entrepreneurship. Brandon is a US Army Veteran and former Russian Linguist with Army Intelligence. Brandon St-Martin LLC (BSM) is a member in good standing with the Idaho Wine Commission, Southwest Idaho Travel Association, and the Eagle Chamber of Commerce.