DiMaggio Washington, has been in the wine business for more than 20 years. He owned and operated the first Wine Bar in Valencia in 1997, as well as The Cellar Wine Bar & Restaurant in 2010.
DiMaggio has taught wine classes for over a decade at various colleges in California, including the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary, The Learning Tree and College of the Canyons, teaching classes in their Wine Studies program that he created 15 years ago.
Other wine ventures have included importing French and Italian wines. DiMaggio also owns and makes wine from his local personal vineyard. In his “pre-wine” life DiMaggio enjoyed a long and successful career as an electrical aerospace engineer.
A few certifications held by DiMaggio would include: UCLA Certified Vintage Wine Program, UC Davis Small Vineyard and Wine Program, Court of Masters (International), WSET - Wine Spirit and Education Trust (International).
DiMaggio's passion for wine education encouraged him to recently publish a book, World Wine Education, for the student, hobbyist or wine lover in all of us. He also offers classes in Wine Appreciation, Food and Wine Pairing, Home Wine Making, Hospitality and Service, as well as specific wine classes requested by clients.