Christie Dufault is a San Francisco based sommelier and wine educator. She is a member of the wine faculty at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in the Napa Valley, where she has been an instructor for seven years. Christie, a candidate for the Master Sommelier Diploma, has worked as the sommelier and wine director for some of the Nation’s finest restaurants including Vincent’s in Phoenix and Gary Danko in San Francisco, where she was featured on the Food Network and earned the Grand Award from the Wine Spectator for her work. As the head sommelier at Quince, Christie was awarded “Best Wine Director 2007” by San Francisco Magazine.

Today, Christie runs a small retreat company called Yoga in the Vineyard and is one of a team of five top sommeliers at the acclaimed restaurant and wine bar, RN74, in San Francisco.