Jarad Slipp, MS
Jarad is one of only a small handful of people in the world to enter into the elite Court of Master Sommeliers. He passed the rigorous exam in 2014, earning a title that denotes a proven mastery of the art, science and history of wine. Though he could have gone in many directions, he chose RdV for the opportunity to be a part of history—the making of a great American wine. Prior to RdV, Jarad was the Restaurant Director at several notable Washington DC and NYC restaurants, including CityZen, Fiamma, Nectar, and Tahoga. On top of his impressive wine credentials, he is also a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and the ICIF in Italy. Needless to say, he is the chef behind many RdV meals, whether informal team lunches or large dinners for our friends and family.