Jeff Porter

Originally from Texas, Jeffrey’s passion for wine started while at the University of Texas at Austin. He began his career at Central Market in Austin, Texas. His sommelier career began in Napa Valley working at Tra Vigne Ristorante in St. Helena, California. He joined the Bastianich Hospitality Group in 2009 at Osteria Mozza under the auspice of James Beard Award winning chef Nancy Silverton. In 2011 he moved to New York to become the wine director for Del Posto and in 2014 Jeffrey became the Beverage Operations Director, overseeing the beverage programs for the group. Today Jeff and his partner Shelley Lindgrin have a negociant wine business focusing on native Italian grapes. Apart from Jeff’s day job he is a passionate advocate & practitioner of BBQ in all of its guises. & glories.