About

Gus Vahlkamp has 20+ years in the San Francisco wine business as a sommelier (currently at Bellotà, after a decade with The Slanted Door Group), a writer (DrinkMe Magazine) and an educator (The Pacific Rim Wine Education Institute). He has travelled far afield to satisfy his unquenchable thirst, with multiple stops abroad as well as points closer to home.

Dave Smiddy most recently worked for Alibaba where he ran product for their location services company in Palo Alto.  An accomplished cyclist and donut photographer, Dave is also a wine explorer; trying something new and enjoying the process is what wine is all about for him.

Together they want to bring you some of the special wines they’ve been lucky enough to taste, and to start a conversation with you about wine that will last indefinitely.

Join the Squad, and there will be wine.