Born & raised a Cali girl, Ashley’s love affair with wine started in Napa Valley back in 2016. Since then, her appreciation has only grown through wine experiences in Italy, Austria, and Switzerland. It was on a trip to the Wachau Valley in Austria that she decided to launch The Social Grapes and devote an Instagram account to wine. Three years later she’s still incredibly passionate about exploring off-the-beaten-path wineries and appellations. In order to broaden her understanding and help others elevate their wine experience, she became certified in wine through WSET Global levels 1 – 3. She’s learning about French wine through Wine Scholar Guild and becoming a Wines of Argentina Expert through NVWA. She currently works with The Skills to lead virtual tastings and leads in-person wine workshops at Pigment in San Diego.