Sylvie is a bilingual wine professional hailing from the French Caribbean with more than ten years’ experience creating memorable wine experiences around the world. She began her career at the French Tourist Office which led her to an adventurous career path organizing wine tastings, designing wine tours and providing sommelier services to wine enthusiasts and collectors in Europe, the Caribbean and the United States.

Sylvie held several positions in the luxury, hospitality and wine industries before relocating to Napa Valley, CA where she had the opportunity to work for prestigious wineries such as Dalla Valle Vineyards, Charles Krug Winery, Vintners Collective, John Anthony, Peju Province Winery and Domaine Carneros. She currently works at Cakebread Cellars as their Assistant Guest Experience Manager.

She was awarded the prestigious title of “Wine & Culinary Travel Insider” by American Express Travel for her expertise in luxury wine and culinary travel, holds several wine and business credentials, and is currently pursuing her Certified Wine Educator (CWE) designation through the Society of Wine Educators. 

Sylvie graduated from l’École Supérieure de Commerce (ESICAD) in France with a degree in Global Communication Strategy and is on the Board of Directors of the Wine Women organization. 

In her free time, Sylvie enjoys working on her champagne guide, hosting wine tastings, playing the violin, cooking, and taking short spontaneous trips.


Training and Education



Certified Specialist of Wine

Society of Wine Educators

Certified Wine Educator

Society of Wine Educator (candidate)

Wine & Culinary Travel Insider

American Express Travel

Certified Sherry Specialist

Napa Valley Wine Academy 



WSET III Advanced

Wine and Spirit Education Trust

Wine Business Management 

Sonoma State Wine Business Institute

Hospitality Training Certification


Certified Sommelier

US Sommelier Wine Association

Certified Champagne Specialist

Wine Scholar Guild


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