Casleah Herwaldt is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas and was awarded the Walter Clore Scholarship for receiving the top score on her exam. She has also completed level 3 of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) program, and is studying to receive her Diploma Certifications from WSET.
Her passion for wine extends to teaching others about wine in hopes that they too will fall in love with it. Cas presents in home wine tastings and educational classes as well as hosts multiple events in the LA area and Napa Valley area for wine enthusiasts, influencers and bloggers with a goal of bringing the wine community closer together.
Casleah runs an Instagram account called @bythestem where she makes wine recommendations, teaches her audience about wine, and shares her experiences at different wineries. Her enthusiasm for helping others learn about wine is shown through her tasting groups and her blog (www.bythestem.co).
Casleah is also a wine proprietor of her collection: Casleah Wines available throughout California. Her Pinot Noir and rosé have quickly become fan favorites of those whom taste them.
Although Casleah has much respect and love for the wine traditions and classic wines of the world, she also enjoys discovering new wines and new wine trends. To her, the best part about wine is how it brings people together for the sole purpose of enjoyment.