Thomas Brenner

Sommelier and Wine buyer, Parcel 104, Marriott Intl, Santa Clara, CA

I am currently the wine buyer for the Marriott International in Santa Clara, CA, am an industry veteran, avid wine blogger and have represented restaurants in the capacity as Sommelier with Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence (my wine list at the Marriott Intl. - Santa Clara, CA), WS Best of Award of Excellence (Michelin-starred Chez TJ - Mountain View, CA) and the elusive WS Grand Award (Michelin-starred The Village Pub, Woodside, CA).

I have also volunteered at Auction Napa Valley and been invited to attend Pebble Beach Food and Wine among other notable experiences in the wine industry.


Meet our 2023 Judges

Cami Lehmann

Purchasing, Wine Programs and Marketing at Maggiano’s Little Italy, Dallas, TX

Ryan Pandl

Senior Buyer, Adult Beverages and Beverages at Target

Susan R Lin MW

Master of Wine and Head of Wine Expertise & Business Development at Belmont Wine Exchange