Kryss Speegle MW

Master of Wine

Kryss Speegle MW has held sales, production and educational roles in the wine industry for nearly 20 years. She has an M.S. in Food Science/Enology from U.C. Davis and her practical training included harvests in Germany and New Zealand as well as California.

After working extensively in the Sonoma Valley, in 2011 Kryss joined O’Neill Vintners & Distillers, a leading supplier of California bulk wine and spirits, where she has worked in winemaking, sales and business development. She also teaches at the Napa Valley Wine Academy, where her classes include the WSET curriculum and custom-designed programs for private clients.

Kryss lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and daughter. 

Judges

Meet our 2021 Judges

Thomas Brenner

Sommelier and wine buyer at the Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club