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After completing her Masters in Business Administration, "V" aka Vanessa, attended the Washington Wine Academy in Washington, D.C. where she received her professional wine certifications and diplomas from the Wine & Spirits Educational Trust, and the Court of Sommeliers.


Prior to living in Montana, Vanessa worked as a vineyard hand in wineries in Argentina, Chile, and Italy. She spent 12 years working on the east coast and abroad while employed by international wine importers and the wineries they represented. After devoting many years and miles to making the finest wines in the world available in the States, she decided it was time to return to her small town mountain-roots. She and her family moved to Anaconda, Montana in 2017.


Vanessa is the founder of WINES by V, a Montana-based wine and beer club and an international wine consulting business. Her goal is to share the fine wines of the world, with the fine people of the west. The next step in achieving that goal is to open her fine wine and craft beer bottle shop and tasting room that will be located in the heart of downtown Anaconda, Montana. 


V also provides educational wine classes, wine menu consulting, and specializes in hosting customized wine tasting events (in non-pandemic times) for both corporate and private parties. Her wine expertise, combined with her friendly, and engaging approach, appeals to the masses and yields successful events and happy customers for all of her clients. 

Outside of her business endeavors, Vanessa is a mother of three children. Any time that isn't consumed with work and family is dedicated to being outside and enjoying the beautiful outdoors that Montana has to offer.