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DLynn Proctor

Master Sommelier, Director at Fantesca Estate & Winery

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DLynn Proctor Biography

DLynn Procter is a Master Sommelier and Director at Napa’s Fantesca Estate and Winery. He has extensive experience working with the best in the fine dining business, retail/web sales, fine and rare wine brokerage and international education. He is a former winemaking ambassador for Penfolds, the mega Australian winemaker and became an adjunct instructor at the San Francisco Wine School. Procter has been involved in widespread sensory testing, winemaking, and training with top winemakers in California, Washington, Texas, South Australia, and Italy and is a frequent celebrity judge at wine shows. Proctor is a passionate wine educator in a variety of global forums.

Proctor was named “Best Sommelier in America” by Wine & Spirits Magazine in 2008, was a finalist in The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Société Mondiale du Vin Best Sommelier in America Competition in 2008 and 2009, and was named to the National RUDD Scholars of 2011. Proctor has been featured in Decanter, Wine Spectator, Everyday with Rachel Ray, The Tasting Panel, WineSearcher, Huffington Post, The New York Times and many other publications. He was named to Wine Enthusiast’s Magazine ’40 Under 40’ Tastemakers for 2014 and in October 2020 graced the cover of Wine Business Monthly as one of America’s Wine Industry Business Leaders.

Proctor is also one of the four featured subjects in the internationally acclaimed wine documentary ‘SOMM’, covering the three-year journey through six countries of filming to becoming a coveted Master Sommelier. A follow up film ‘SOMM: Into the Bottle’, was released in 2015, and the third installment SOMM 3, was released in 2018. Procter most recently appeared on screen with a cameo in the Netflix Original film ‘Uncorked,’ where he also earned the title of Associate Producer for his work behind the scenes.

Procter is also the CoFounder of WineUnify, an organization that seeks to provide funding, mentorship, and inclusion for underrepresented minorities in the wine industry.

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  • Sommelier DLynn Proctor Joins Fantesca as Director

    Fantesca today announced that DLynn Proctor, former winemaking ambassador for Penfolds, will join Fantesca as director, effective ...

  • Dlynn Proctor Associate Producer Netflix film Uncorked Somm

    Meet DLynn Proctor, named Best Sommelier in America, a Sommelier by trade, and a star in all of the SOMM films. He is a man who loves hockey, fine wine, single malt scotch and believes in the power of a liquid passport. You might also recognize him from the 2012 documentary, “Somm” — available on SommTV.com — and all 3-films are worth watching. Yes, he is black, yes he is a sommelier and...

  • Always Aiming High: DLynn Proctor Chats Live on His Storied Career

    When it comes to wine, very few can match DLynn Proctor's experience and style. The veteran sommelier and director of Napa's Fantesca Estate & Winery is perhaps best recognized for his appearance in the Somm films and his work as associate producer on Netflix's feature film Uncorked.

  • DLynn Proctor Hopes to Unify and Inspire Wine Lovers

    DLynn Proctor is one of the co-founders of Wine Unify, a nonprofit looking to increase diversity in the wine industry through education, and the current director of Napa's Fantesca Estate & Winery.

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Master Sommelier, Director at Fantesca Estate & Winery

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DLynn Proctor Biography

DLynn Procter is a Master Sommelier and Director at Napa’s Fantesca Estate and Winery. He has extensive experience working with the best in the fine dining business, retail/web sales, fine and rare wine brokerage and international education. He is a former winemaking ambassador for Penfolds, the mega Australian winemaker and became an adjunct instructor at the San Francisco Wine School. Procter has been involved in widespread sensory testing, winemaking, and training with top winemakers in California, Washington, Texas, South Australia, and Italy and is a frequent celebrity judge at wine shows. Proctor is a passionate wine educator in a variety of global forums.

Proctor was named “Best Sommelier in America” by Wine & Spirits Magazine in 2008, was a finalist in The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Société Mondiale du Vin Best Sommelier in America Competition in 2008 and 2009, and was named to the National RUDD Scholars of 2011. Proctor has been featured in Decanter, Wine Spectator, Everyday with Rachel Ray, The Tasting Panel, WineSearcher, Huffington Post, The New York Times and many other publications. He was named to Wine Enthusiast’s Magazine ’40 Under 40’ Tastemakers for 2014 and in October 2020 graced the cover of Wine Business Monthly as one of America’s Wine Industry Business Leaders.

Proctor is also one of the four featured subjects in the internationally acclaimed wine documentary ‘SOMM’, covering the three-year journey through six countries of filming to becoming a coveted Master Sommelier. A follow up film ‘SOMM: Into the Bottle’, was released in 2015, and the third installment SOMM 3, was released in 2018. Procter most recently appeared on screen with a cameo in the Netflix Original film ‘Uncorked,’ where he also earned the title of Associate Producer for his work behind the scenes.

Procter is also the CoFounder of WineUnify, an organization that seeks to provide funding, mentorship, and inclusion for underrepresented minorities in the wine industry.

DLynn Proctor Videos

  • DLynn Proctor, Fantesca Winery Director and co-founder of Wine Unify
    Fantesca Winery Director and co-founder of Wine Unify joins us to re-imagine the wine business with an eye to education and inclusivity.
  • Dlynn Proctor on Uncorked, His top 5 rappers, and necessary changes
    This week we kicked it with Dlynn Proctor, Director at Fantesca Winery, Associate Producer of the Netflix #1 hit movie “Uncorked”, and co-founder...
  • Sipping Wine with Dlynn Proctor of Uncorked
    Jumping on YouTube Live to share a glass with Dlynn Proctor, featured in the hit wine documentary SOMM #WhatsInYourGlass.

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  • How to book DLynn Proctor?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like DLynn Proctor for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for DLynn Proctor, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for DLynn Proctor or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book DLynn Proctor?

    Booking fees for DLynn Proctor, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire DLynn Proctor, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for DLynn Proctor?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like DLynn Proctor for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book DLynn Proctor for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent DLynn Proctor or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for DLynn Proctor or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

DLynn Proctor is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book DLynn Proctor for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. DLynn Proctor generally travels from Napa, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ian Cauble, Kimberly Hunter, Ian Burrell, Derek Brown and Roy Choi. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling DLynn Proctor for an upcoming live or virtual event.

DLynn Proctor Speaker Videos

  • DLynn Proctor, Fantesca Winery Director and co-founder of Wine Unify
    Fantesca Winery Director and co-founder of Wine Unify joins us to re-imagine the wine business with an eye to education and inclusivity.
    Dlynn Proctor on Uncorked, His top 5 rappers, and necessary changes
    This week we kicked it with Dlynn Proctor, Director at Fantesca Winery, Associate Producer of the Netflix #1 hit movie “Uncorked”, and co-founder of the not-for-profit organization “Wine...
  • Sipping Wine with Dlynn Proctor of Uncorked
    Jumping on YouTube Live to share a glass with Dlynn Proctor, featured in the hit wine documentary SOMM #WhatsInYourGlass.
    DLynn Proctor (SOMM) on Wine Tasting 101
    This week, I have a total bucket list moment. It was a show first, as I got to taste a couple of wines with my guest - and one of the foremost Sommelier wine experts in the world, DLynn Proctor. He's...

DLynn Proctor News

  • Sommelier DLynn Proctor Joins Fantesca as Director

    Fantesca today announced that DLynn Proctor, former winemaking ambassador for Penfolds, will join Fantesca as director, effective ...

  • Dlynn Proctor Associate Producer Netflix film Uncorked Somm

    Meet DLynn Proctor, named Best Sommelier in America, a Sommelier by trade, and a star in all of the SOMM films. He is a man who loves hockey, fine wine, single malt scotch and believes in the power of a liquid passport. You might also recognize him from the 2012 documentary, “Somm” — available on SommTV.com — and all 3-films are worth watching. Yes, he is black, yes he is a sommelier and...

  • Always Aiming High: DLynn Proctor Chats Live on His Storied Career

    When it comes to wine, very few can match DLynn Proctor's experience and style. The veteran sommelier and director of Napa's Fantesca Estate & Winery is perhaps best recognized for his appearance in the Somm films and his work as associate producer on Netflix's feature film Uncorked.

  • DLynn Proctor Hopes to Unify and Inspire Wine Lovers

    DLynn Proctor is one of the co-founders of Wine Unify, a nonprofit looking to increase diversity in the wine industry through education, and the current director of Napa's Fantesca Estate & Winery.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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