Will Costello is a Master Sommelier by the American Chapter of the Court of Master Sommeliers. Costello has competed in numerous wine related competitions including the The Court of Master Sommelier’s TOP/Somm, The Chaine de Rotisseurs “Young Somm Competition,” the Ruinart Champagne Challenge and was named one of Wine & Spirits Magazine’s “Top New Sommeliers 2013.”
He is an educator for New Zealand Wines and educates at the Society for Wine Educators National Conference yearly. Costello is often included in The Somm Journal, Gourmet, Wine & Spirits Magazine, and Eater National Publications.
Before joining the team at Bien Nacido and Solomon Hill Estates, he was the Wine Director at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, where he oversaw the entire wine program. This included TWIST by Pierre Gagnaire, the famous chef’s only American outpost.
He was the Maître d’of Addison restaurant at The Grand Del Mar in San Diego, CA from 2006 to 2012.
He is married to Yvette and lives with their 4 dogs. He has climbed some of the highest mountains in the world including Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Denali, and Mt. Aconcagua. He is a certified commercial pilot as well.