A Margaux Dinner with AngieSomm & Orchard City Kitchen


For those who have been following closely in the last year or so may have noticed we’ve been spending some time with a particular person known as Angie An, or more popularly known as @angiesomm on instagram. As the only bilingual English/Chinese Advanced Sommelier (certified by The Court of Master Sommeliers), Angie has slowly built a reputation as a trusted wine advisor and sommelier to the Asian community, especially in the Bay Area. When you take a look at her pedigree, it’s no question why she is so trusted, starting her career at Alexander’s Steakhouse Silicon Valley, working her way up from an opening team member to sommelier and wine buyer. During her tenure, the Silicon Valley location was awarded a 1-Michelin Star and Wine Spectator’s Best Award of Excellence! She would eventually move on to the Regal Wine Company as a Hotel Key Account Manager where she learned the in’s and outs of marketing and distribution, and eventually land herself at K&L Wine Merchants as a old and rare wine buyer specialist shortly after.

After over 10 years of being in the wine industry, and notably passing the Advanced Sommelier exam (passing rate of 10%) on her first try, she decided to venture out on her own and create AngieSomm. AngieSomm today is a multitude of websites and social media accounts that provides services such as personalized wine shopping experiences, recommendations, tips, special wine buys, and wine club experiences. Yet, the best thing about Angie is not her prestige, rather, it is the person she is.

Advanced Sommelier Angie An
Advanced Sommelier Angie An

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St. Supery

If you’ve wandered down the big road of Highway 29, you have definitely seen the almost lime green sign of St. Supery alongside the rows of wineries. Maybe you’ve heard that they were bought by Chanel or perhaps you’ve thought about stopping by, or have visited it and had a good time; but there’s something absolutely beautiful behind the estate and the winemaking that goes on there. We were lucky enough to get a peek into all the magic behind creating the experience of an iconic winery along the Highway 29.

Our morning started out a little different than most, as we met up with Emma Swain, CEO of St Supery and after some coffee and bagels we were off… to the Dollarhide Ranch which was nowhere near Highway 29. Nestled in Pope Valley, the Dollarhide Ranch is the ground that grows the distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes for St. Supery among other varietals.

Dollarhide Ranch view from the floor
Dollarhide Ranch view from up top of one of the hills

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