Sylvie is a bilingual wine and hospitality 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 high-end 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.
"Sylvie brings an experienced international perspective to any project she takes on. She's a dedicated wine and hospitality management professional who holds herself to high standards for quality, presentation and customer service. Sylvie continually challenges herself to further her educational and professional goals, and strives to inspire her team members and staff to achieve their full potential." ~SK
WSET III Advanced
Wine and Spirit Education Trust
Wine Business Management
Sonoma State Wine Business Institute
Hospitality Trainer Certification
Certified Sommelier (CS)
US Sommelier Association
Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW)
Society of Wine Educators
Certified Wine Educator (CWE)
Society of Wine Educator (candidate)
Wine & Culinary Travel Insider
American Express Travel
Certified Sherry Specialist
Napa Valley Wine Academy