Melanie Wilson, like all great professionals, received her inspiration and drive comes from a childhood connection that grew into a clear vision of what she would become. Her connection and vision began when she fell in love with the “Napa Valley Lifestyle.” A life style of world-renowned wine, beauty, rich culture, epicurean cuisine, "The Hospitality Mecca." Here, Melanie saw the balance of hard work, passion, and true enjoyment of sharing what the valley has to offer.
After college Melanie followed her heart and moved to the wine country. Amazing weather and world-class wine developed her vision. Melanie applied her values to her newly chosen calling. She put her Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management to work as an intern in the Napa Valley, and began working for Franciscan Estate as Hospitality Coordinator.
Melanie was ready and aggressively pursued her career in the wine industry. She gained sales experience in Distribution with premium distributor Chambers & Chambers. Through motivation and growth she continued forward and began working with a supplier at management level. Her first management venture was as General Manager of a boutique/cult winery, Oakford Vineyards, in Oakville, Napa Valley.
She worked with iconic winemaker Heidi Barrett (Screaming Eagle, Paradigm, and Dalle Valle Vineyards) and prominent Grape Grower and Vineyard Manager, David Abreu (Harlan Estate and Bryant Family) and produced an exceptional hillside Cabernet Sauvignon.
After working with two of the most notable personalities in the industry and managing a premier estate she knew one day she would produce an amazing wine of her own, MW Wines and AV, Angle Vineyards. As such, her vision grew. Melanie knew her expectations of her signature wine, MW Wines would be continue to be better every day she has now realized the dream to produce one of the finest wines