Maddy Jimerson, MS
Sommelier & Italophile
PRIVATE WINE GUIDE
I have been traveling bi-annually to the Piedmont region of Italy for ten years. Through my travels (and five harvests), I have gained a local's knowledge of the vineyards, winemaking practices, history, vintages, restaurants and wine bars. But most importantly, I have cultivated meaningful relationships with winemakers throughout the region. I promise a true, authentic, heartfelt and insider experience through the hills of Barolo and Barbaresco but also beyond into the lesser-known areas of Alto Piemonte in the foothills of the Alps.
I fell in love with Sicily on a trip to Mount Etna in 2015. So much so, that I quit my day job in San Francisco to try and move there. Well, seven years later, I'm still in love. A friend once told me - "When you come to Sicily, you cry twice: when you arrive and when you leave." That statement could not have held more true. I found myself going back again and again. The island has a certain energy about it that draws you in. From the centenarian vines on the volcanic slopes of Mount Etna to the breathtaking sunsets on Salina in the Aeolian Islands, Sicily is an unforgettable experience to be had.
While Piedmont and Sicily feel like home to me, I have traveled throughout Italy's many wine regions and I look forward to curating a personalized, unforgettable and unique experience for you.