Stephanie Franklin

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Stephanie Franklin

I was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana and raised in Houston, TX.
I’m a wine lover, a wine geek, foodie and wine writer. I’ve had a passion for wine since the mid 90’s. I educated myself by going to wine tastings around the Houston area to develop my palate. Over the years of working in corporate and non-profit industries, I realized I wasn’t happy, nor excited by the work I was doing. I was challenged by my good friend to do what I love! Those words stuck with me and on October 14, 2018, I enrolled in The Texas School of Wine and as I like to say “The Vines Saved Me”. 

I love traveling to vineyards and wineries tasting wines from all over the world, interviewing wine makers, hosting wine tastings and dinners and educating others about wine. When I’m not discovering new wines, I’m discovering new wines. ? You can find me at a live jazz concert “Wynton Marsalis” or newly opened restaurants, exploring new foods. 

I currently hold WSET levels 1 & 2 certifications and soon to have level3.
I’m now on my journey to starting my own vineyard and to becoming a winemaker/vintner. 

I hope to inspire others to enjoy great bottle of wine. Follow me and let’s explore wines together.  

2019 Bâtonnage Women in Wine Scholarship Recipient
Wine Field Contributor for Slow Wine Slow Food
Wine Sales Consultant for Branwar Wines
Contractor for Australia Wine  

Franklin Vines
IG: franklin_vines
Twitter: FranklinVines_
Website: (coming soon)