CMP Wine is Christina Maria Pate. I have worked in fine wine for the past 15 years in a range of roles, specializing in the valuation and management of private wine collections, and sourcing wines for clients and businesses. My experience at several key companies operating in the fine wine market enables me to offer practical, informed advice on where to buy, and where to sell.
Wine became my career in 2002, when I took my first position in the industry at K&L in Redwood City, CA. From there I moved to Bonhams and Butterfields auction house in San Francisco, then Solano Cellars in Albany, CA, before returning home to New Zealand to work in the vineyards and winery at Forrest Estate in Marlborough. I came back to California in 2007, and started specializing in collections at Vinfolio, WineBid, and most recently, Soutirage in Napa. I obtained my Diploma from the UK-based Wines and Spirits Education Trust in 2013.