SEPTEMBER 19 - 22, 2024

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Ryan Kennedy

Wine Director,


Ryan Kennedy is the wine director at Bodega Wine Dive, where he shares his expertise and passion for all things wine. Discovering his love for wine at the age of 18, Ryan has dedicated himself to expanding his knowledge and cultivating an environment of wine exploration in SWLA. At the age of 21, Ryan is now enrolled with the prestigious Court of Master Sommeliers.

Ryan’s fascination lies particularly with small production vineyards, appreciating the artisanal craftsmanship and unique character they bring to each bottle of wine. Ryan considers himself a “wine tour guide,” skillfully guiding guests towards the perfect wine that not only matches their preferences but also reflects their personality. Through his expertise and intuitive understanding of his guests’ tastes, Ryan creates unforgettable wine experiences, one glass at a time.

“People are always scared to venture into the world of wine because our industry created this idea that you have to ‘look and act the part’ to enjoy fine wine. At the end of the day, it’s your taste that determines what wine is ‘good,’ and I’m just your tour guide!” -Ryan Kennedy