Meet Neil Grant, Our Sommelier
Growing up in South Africa, Neil Grant jokes that he cannot remember a meal with his family where there was not a bottle of wine on the table. Inspired by wine from such a young age, he claims that he did not choose the wine + restaurant industry, but that the wine + restaurant industry chose him.
His wine journey ranges from joining an exclusive wine company in San Fransisco, working for the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant, being a co-founder and chairman of the South African Sommelier Association, co-owning three successful restaurants in Cape Town, to hosting wine masterclasses and judging global wine competitions.
He has worked for some of the best restaurants in the world and has curated award-wining wine lists, allowing him to work wine retail in both the restaurant and the distribution space.