Kelly Mitchell is The Wine Siren of Napa Valley
She shares wine-soaked adventures of tastemakers from Napa Valley and around the world.
Whether she’s in a rainforest 4 wheeling in Brazil, on a train in Portugal overlooking the Douro River or in a Château in Bordeaux, a Bodega in Spain, a Villa in Italy, a Vineyard in Napa Valley, for Kelly Mitchell, it’s all in the name of Wine.
Award-Winning Napa Valley journalist, Ms. Mitchell shares her perspective on the wine & travel lifestyle. She contributes to The Vintners Project and is an Ambassador for WSET’s 50th Anniversary, Wine Australia, Wine Paths Travel and Château Clerc-Milon (A Mouton-Rothschild property in Pauillac, Bordeaux, France).
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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, she is on a mission: To share and demystify the complex processes in making world-class food and wine and the people behind them. From the stove to the table, farming, pairing, pouring and creating the very best experiences. It’s her passion to cover every aspect of this phenomenal process and break it down for all to understand and appreciate. Her favorite tastes? Champagne, a delicious Rosé, or bottle of 1965 Chateaux Margaux. Kelly Mitchell relishes a good bottle of wine and has become indiscriminate about the grape but more intrigued by the quality of the nectar. She explores scores of wine varietals across the globe.
She travels to regions beyond Napa Valley expanding her horizons. Gaining a more global knowledge of terroir, winemaking techniques and varietals has expanded her perspective. She brings the stories of creators, farmers, winemakers, and artisans to life. In France, she’s spent time in Paris,
Champagne, Provence, Beaune, Beaujolais, Bordeaux, Margaux, Perpignan and Marseilles. Some of the wineries included were Chateau Domaine de la Romanée–Conti , Olivier Bernstein, Chateau Gassier, Champagne Gosset, Domain LeFlaive and Château du Moulin-à-Vent . She’s spent time in Bierzo, Spain learning the great distinction of the region and remarkable wines coming out of 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, Adria Winery, Pittacum Winery, Godelia Winery, Tenoira Gayaso Vineyards, Palacio de Canedo Winery, and Casar De Burbia. Learning about the road less traveled helps her tell compelling stories like 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. These stories will be released on an ongoing basis. She regularly interviews winemakers, vintners, and chefs within the Napa Valley.
With over 450 interviews under her belt to date, she has successful launches of start-ups in five different industries. She loves to collaborate with like-minded people and leverage the best possible results for her clients in wine, food, and travel. The challenge is a key motivator for her, curiosity an integral part of her psyche. In her words: “I’ve acquired an algorithm from NASA, created a sexy Studio for web development, and post-production work. Took three companies to multi-million dollar revenue levels, ranked top of a national real estate brand, created & interviewed top business minds in my award-winning national real estate podcast, completed a marathon, and placed 3rd in a triathlon. The Wine Siren creates stories of people who make life a little more enjoyable for all of us.” It’s her business acumen and natural curiosity that make her writing and videos a winning combination.
She has been named to Social Vigneron’s Top 20 Wine Influencers, ranking #15. Kelly’s co-authored books, but the most important one is the one she is writing now.
How does Napa Valley’s The Wine Siren, Kelly Mitchell do all this work and survive?
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