Ashley is a Finance Operations Manager by day and wine scholar by night. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and currently resides in sunny San Diego with her husband who is a navy helicopter pilot and fellow wine enthusiast. Her wine crush stemmed from countless girls’ nights and evolved into a serious relationship after her first visit to Napa Valley in 2016. She loves to travel & taste varietals from all over the world – some of her favorite wine experiences include tasting through Tuscany and the Wachau Valley. While she loves a good wine destination, Napa has drawn her in and captured her heart. Ashley is inspired by the hospitality, passion, science, and history within the wine community there. As her experience and knowledge continues to grow, she’s dedicating her voice to sharing stories that will inspire others to find joy in wine – making it less intimidating and more approachable. Ashley holds a WSET Level 1 certificate and is studying for the Level 2 exam.
Follow along on Instagram for daily wine posts: @smashleythegrape
Her glass is always half full on the blog: www.thesocialgrapes.com