Our Sommelier Staff has over 70 years of combined experience in viticulture and the art and history of winemaking. Their knowledge and service is impeccable. Each sommelier is as diverse as their love of wines, yet all have the same goal – to ensure guests at The Firehouse have the most memorable experience. Whether it is learning more about wine at Wine Tasting Tuesdays, discussing wines with winemakers as they lead guests through a seven-course meal specially created for a Winemaker Dinner, or simply enjoying a selection personally hand-picked to accompany a meal, The Firehouse sommeliers are here to serve you. Enjoy!
Mario Ortiz ~ General Manager, Wine Director & Sommelier “My passion for wine is sincere. I hope you will enjoy some of my favorites, or you will discover one that will make your dining with us a memorable experience.” —Mario
Sean Griswold ~ Certified Sommelier & Server
Nick Haag ~ Sommelier & Special Events Server “I have an unmated love for California wine. California is my home, my backyard…let’s explore it together.” −Nick
Chris Hayes ~ Sommelier & Server
Seyt Laver ~ Dining Room Manager & Sommelier
Garrison Schwarz ~ Sommelier & Bartender
Steven Burris ~ Sommelier & Server