WINE SOMMELIER JERRUS ROXAS
With almost 12 years of restaurant experience, his illustrious restaurant/wine career began in 2010 when he was given an opportunity as an Assistant Wine Director at the Capital Grille at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles, CA where he was mentored under Master Sommelier George Miliotis. Soon after, he was recruited to Fig and Olive where he spent quality time as the Floor Sommelier, Wine, and Beverage Manager, at the Melrose Place, West Hollywood, CA location. There, helped curate what is now the international wine list for all Fig and Olive restaurants worldwide.
At Son Cubano, he created an award-winning wine list that has grown from 22 bottles to 110 bottles where it earned his first Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator.
Jerrus admits that his love for the hospitality industry and passion for wine has kept him grounded in the restaurant industry. His wine knowledge along with his wine and beverage management experience has enhanced our culture at Son Cubano and now he will add a spark to our hospitality team at Ventanas as well. Jerrus is a Master of Bordeaux a distinction earned from the Guild of Sommeliers.
“The wine list at Ventanas is the best wine list I’ve ever created. With the assistance of Mr. Duran, we have created something special for our guests that will allow them to experience wines from every major and important wine region in the world. All of our wines are descriptive of the land they originated from; a heavy focus on terroir is evident.” – Jerrus Roxas