After living in Hawaii since a teen, Kelly Mitchell took the plunge after 36 years and realized her dream of living in wine country. Now residing in Napa Valley, The Wine Siren is on a mission: To discover and unify the complex and much needed aspects of sustainability in winegrowing & wine hospitality. She began with sharing and demystifying the complex processes in making sustainable world-class food and sustainable wine and the people behind them. From the stove to the table, farming, pairing, pouring and creating the very best travel experiences.
Her favorite sips? While adventure is part of her nature she often is heard saying, my favorite sip is the next I’ve discovered. Whether it be a unique style, an undiscovered variety or a mind-bending take on tradition. The Wine Siren also favors Champagne, a delicious Rosé, or bottle of 1965 Chateau Margaux. Kelly Mitchell relishes a good bottle of wine, a fabulous Negroni, and has become indiscriminate about the grape but more intrigued by the quality of the nectar. She explores scores of wine varieties traveling across the globe.
Based in Napa Valley, California, Kelly Mitchell is known globally as “The Wine Siren” and tells the stories of people behind sustainable wine and sustainable food who make life a little more enjoyable for all of us. It’s her business acumen and natural curiosity that make her podcast, writing and videos a winning combination.
Covid changed the wine game. And with it Kelly Mitchell changed her focus. Today she is stories of sustainable travel, wine, & spirits to the forefront. Highlighting the people and destinations whose passion in sustainability brings an earth-friendly experience to you. Their stories in sustainability include winemakers, growers, experience & event providers and artisans are the legends worth investing time and energy in.
Kelly Mitchell has spent extensive time in the name of wine in France including, Paris, Champagne, Touraine, Provence, Beaune, Beaujolais, Bordeaux, Margaux, Perpignan and Marseilles. Some of the wineries included were Chateau Domaine de la Romanée–Conti, Olivier Bernstein, Chateau Gassie, Champagne Gosset, Domain LeFlaive and Château du Moulin-à-Vent. Mitchell visited Northern Spain’s Bierzo, learning the great distinction of the region and remarkable wines coming out of the northwest of Castilla y Leon, Spain. The Bodegas included were, Merayo Winery, Vinos Valtuille, Castro Ventosa, Peique Winery, Estevez Winery, Luna Beberide, Ribas Del Cua, AdriaWinery Pittacum Winery, Godelia Winery, Tenoira Gayaso Vineyards, Palacio de Canedo Winery, and Casar De Burbia. Exploring about the road less traveled aids Kelly Mitchell tell compelling stories in wine including exploring Italy in the Bardolino region and learning more about Chiaretto and their consortium making a play in the Rosé space. The Italy visit took her to Rome, Florence, Venice, Chianti, Lake Garda and Tuscany.
An avid athlete, and a Peloton regular her next adventures include seeing more of the 50 states from her home in Napa Valley. Sustainable adventures and travel are at the crux of her passion and interests.