Abby GrahamDirector of Consumer Sales
Name: Abby Graham
Hometown: Redondo Beach
Been at Miner since: Technically, since March 2013. I worked on Saturdays in the tasting room while I was working as a full time enologist at another winery in Napa. When I came back from Australia in May of 2014, Miner took me back with open arms!
Favorite part of your job: I get to wear so many different hats, so no two days are ever the same. Also, working events requires you to run all around the winery – so during the busy season, I get enough exercise that I don’t have to work out!
Last meal? Classic ragu with pappardelle, baked macaroni and cheese with a breadcrumb crust, savory shoyu ramen with slow cooked pork…basically anything with noodles!
Little known fact about you: I was the president of my senior class.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Teleportation. Is that a superpower? If not, it should be. I just want to get other places in the world really quickly- but not by flying because I’m afraid of heights.
You love: Relaxing on a patio with a drink in hand and the sun on my face.
You hate: Being late to things, not using my time efficiently, and running with other people.
Hidden talent: Creating epic cheese platters. It’s all about finding the right combination of flavors, colors and accoutrements.
Favorite wine/varietal: I love Pinot Noir from the Central Coast – specifically from San Luis Obispo. Pinot Noir holds a special place in my heart because it was the first wine that I learned how to make. Whenever I have a bottle from that region it brings me back to the days when I was first learning how to really appreciate wine.
You’re a die hard: Competitor!
Best quote: “Double wine!” – Abby Graham