Amanda McCrossin is a certified sommelier, wine personality, and TikTok/Instagram/YouTube creator. As the former Sommelier & Wine Director at PRESS Restaurant in Napa Valley, Amanda worked with the world’s largest, deepest restaurant collection of all Napa Valley wines in the world. During her time the wine program thrived; garnering nominations, accolades, and awards from nearly every major publication and outlet in food, wine, and hospitality. She has been featured by Food & Wine Magazine, Food Network, San Francisco Chronicle, on the cover of SOMM Journal and most recently by Wine Enthusiast who named her a Wine Star nominee for 'Sommelier of the Year.' Today, Amanda is widely considered an expert in Napa Valley wine and regularly sought after for media appearances and speaking engagements including the Aspen Food & Wine Classic and Premiere Napa Valley. A Napa Valley resident, Amanda can be found creating daily content for her popular TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube channels - SommVivant - as well as hosting the Wine Access Unfiltered Podcast.
Amanda is the moderator for the Russian River Valley: A Look at the Past, Present & Future seminar on Friday, March 3, from 9:30 am - 11:30 am.