DLynn Proctor, Fantesca's charismatic Director, isn't just in the wine business; he's a wine virtuoso, a tastemaker, and a trailblazer who has been swirling, sniffing, and sipping his way through the industry for over two decades. With an extensive palate that has been put to use in the finest dining establishments, retail, rare wine brokerage, and international education, DLynn's name is synonymous with oenological excellence.
A globetrotting ambassador of wine, DLynn brings the art of winemaking and wine tasting to life through media relations, seminars, and educational programs across the Americas and Europe. Whether gracing TV screens, contributing to glossy magazines, or captivating audiences in global forums, DLynn's passion and expertise shine as brightly as the most exquisite vintage.
Training with top winemakers from California to Italy, judging at renowned wine shows, and lecturing at world-famous universities are just a few lines on DLynn's impressive résumé. His accolades include 'Best Sommelier in America' by Wine and Spirits Magazine, finalist in The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Société Mondiale du Vin competitions, and being named one of Wine Enthusiast Magazine's Top '40 Under 40' Tastemakers.
But DLynn is more than a sommelier; he's a celebrity in his own right. From his appearance as Kevin Hart's sommelier in the Peacock Original TV Series "Hart to Heart" to his prominent role in the critically acclaimed wine documentary series 'SOMM,' DLynn's on-screen presence has made wine appreciation accessible and intriguing to a whole new audience.
Adding "Associate Producer" to his titles with his cameo and behind-the-scenes work in the Netflix Original film 'Uncorked,' and co-founding the non-profit Wine Unify, DLynn continues to pour his heart into projects that matter.
What sets DLynn apart is his ability to translate the complexity of wine into a language that resonates with everyone, from collectors to casual enthusiasts. His dedication to the craft and his relentless pursuit of perfection have positioned him as one of America's Wine Industry Business Leaders.
With an uncorked enthusiasm for life, a nose for the finest bouquets, and an unerring taste for quality, DLynn Proctor is more than a figure in the wine industry; he's its charismatic, globe-trotting ambassador, connecting people through the love of wine, one glass at a time.
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The Fantesca Collection
Our portfolio is a testament to masterful winemaking by Heidi Barrett and Tony Arcudi, offering a remarkable array of elegant and sophisticated wines that capture Fantesca's unique story.