College friends Nelson Gerena and Kiril Kirilov founded The Vintner Project in 2018.
They started The Vintner Project because they believe there is more to a wine than just tasting notes and scores. They wanted to approach wine differently and focus on the individuals behind the wines they drink.
They also quickly realized that there was a large community of bloggers who shared their beliefs and passion for wine. By pulling that community together onto a single platform, The Vintner Project has quickly evolved into the most vibrant and dynamic media outlet in the world of wine.
Nelson received his WSET certification from the International Wine Center in New York City. He currently lives in Queens, NY.