Victoria Amato Kennedy
Victoria Amato Kennedy began her wine journey and career in her hometown near New Orleans, Louisiana, where she was always surrounded by good food, culture and hospitality. After graduating from Louisiana State University with a degree in Communications, she traveled to Tampa, Florida where she continued to explore her passion for the service and hospitality industries – holding management positions in wine bars, restaurants and hotels. In 2011, Victoria moved to Napa, California where she immersed herself in the wine industry and in wine education.Today, Victoria resides in Colorado with her husband – Chris, son – Christian and labradoodle, Quincy Jones. As part of a United States Air Force family, she enjoys the adventure of traveling to new places and meeting new friends. In Colorado, she has worked as the Marketing Director for Wine Education Institute and continues her freelance marketing work for small wine shops and restaurants throughout the Denver-metro area. Victoria holds her WSET Level 3 Wine & Spirits Certificate with Merit and is currently a candidate for Society of Wine Educators’ Certified Specialist of Wine certification.