Your Sommelier

Ralph Hersom, Personal Sommelier

Ralph Hersom is a world-class sommelier who has risen to the very top of the food and wine worlds. His accomplishments include serving as Wine Director for Manhattan’s Le Cirque 2000 and Cellarmaster for Windows on the World. His wine lists have won numerous awards, he is highly sought after for extremely exclusive private wine dinners, he judges a number of wine competitions, and has been featured in many radio and television shows and print articles regarding the world of wine.


Higher Certificate
Wine & Spirits Education Trust, London, UK – 1999
Sommelier Advanced Certification
Sterling Vineyards School of Service & Hospitality, Rutherford, CA – 1996
Sommelier Certificate
Court of Master Sommeliers, San Francisco, CA –  1995


Wine Enthusiast – Best Young Sommelier – 2000
Wine Spectator – Grand Award / Wine List for Le Cirque 2000 – 1999


Five-time Judge – San Francisco International Wine Competition
Guest Sommelier – James Beard Annual Awards Gala – 2013


Twitter: @ralphhersom