Matt Montrose

CEO of OMvino, Advanced Sommelier

Matt's proven leadership, creative problem solving, and project management skills come from previous tenure as the Chief Administrative Officer at OMvino, preceded by years of experience as a Sommelier and Beverage Director for 3 Michelin Star restaurants and beyond,  earning them numerous global professional accolades. During these past ventures, Matt served as Wine Director of the Crenn Dining Group; Atelier Crenn as well as Bar Crenn. His  responsibilities included: management of the wine collection (purchasing, maintenance,  inventory, finances), creating wine pairings in collaboration with the culinary team, the upkeep  of the wine lists, providing comprehensive staff training, managing relationships between  vendors, distributors, and partner wineries, providing leadership to the front of house team,  executing nighty service at the level of a 3-star Michelin restaurant, and much, much more. Possessing certification as an Advanced Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers,  he is highly experienced in not only wine, but business operations, communications, project  management, branding, and technology. Matt leads a dynamic team of hospitality & marketing visionaries that elevates brands and businesses to new levels of success. A native to the Bay Area, he resides in San Francisco.


Meet our 2024 Judges

Susan R Lin MW

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