Visionaries 2021 Vanessa Price
Visionaries 2021 is a series of intimate gatherings that introduce innovators and their personal stories of success. We follow the journeys of creative visionaries as they realize their dreams, break boundaries, and create businesses and organizations that reflect their values and histories. Conversations are moderated by someone close to the featured speaker and reveal extraordinary narratives about starting something new.
Join us on May 21 at the popular Almond Restaurant in Bridgehampton to meet our next Visionary, Vanessa Price, who will share her deep passion for wine and her remarkable journey to the top of the industry. We’ll take you through Vanessa’s extensive knowledge with a special food and wine pairing experience featured in her best-selling book, Big Macs & Burgundy: Wine Pairings for the Real World. You’ll also be treated to locally sourced appetizers from Almond’s Executive Chef Jason Weiner.
Moderated by Mary Ferrara of The American Hotel
Can’t attend in person, but want to join the fun? Buy a livestream ticket and join us virtually from the comfort of your home. We’ll send you a list of wines and pairings to purchase ahead of time at your local shops!
*If located on the East End, wines will be available to purchase from our sponsor, Amagansett Wine & Spirits.
Born and raised in Kentucky, Vanessa first caught the wine bug working in a small winery down south. She followed her passion for wine and moved to New York City in 2007, starting as a sommelier on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. From there she moved on to wine education, PR and events for wine-focused client services, consulting for private wine collectors and wine lists in NYC restaurants, and as a distributor and importer, working with some of the most renowned restaurants and wineries in the world today. Through this years-long diverse education of the wine world, Vanessa decided to dedicate herself to being both a student and teacher of wine.
Today she is the Creative Director and Founder of The Vinum Collective, creating visual content for winery and hospitality entities. She is a wine writer for New York magazine, a certified Level 4 Diploma of Wine and Spirits carrier and an instructor for The Wine&Spirit Education Trust®. Her book Big Macs & Burgundy, a spin-off of her column, was released with Abrams and Penguin Random House October 2020. Vanessa is currently the managing partner in developing a high end restaurant concept set to open in Montauk (The Hamptons) Spring 2022. Her mission is to help translate the complexities of wine to wine lovers the world over. She also teaches a (very popular) wine class at Columbia University. Most of all she has a passion for grape juice and all the people who make it, sell it, and live it.