Taste liquid history. Functioning as a blend between historians and librarians, sommeliers both categorize and store wines from various eras. Gretchen Allen, our Lead Sommelier, boasts over 30 years of experience and oversees the wine program at The Farm at Brush Creek.
Gretchen Allen, Lead Sommelier
As Head Sommelier at The Farm, Gretchen Allen is in charge of developing the entire wine program at The Farm, including wine procurement, list development, staff education and a top-notch guest experience. Allen will offer one-on-one tours of Brush Creek Cellar, a 94-yard tunnel housing displays of some of the most exclusive wines available, and will lead educational courses on blending, varietals and comparative tasting.
Allen brings over 30 years of wine experience to The Farm and holds a great pedigree of Sommelier and wine sales experience. Allen has held wine director and restaurant manager positions at several Michelin starred and Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning establishments, including Aureole and Valentino in Las Vegas and Auberge du Soleil in California. Allen will be working toward her goal of attaining the title of Master Sommelier while she is at The Farm over the next few years.
Allen’s wealth of knowledge, paired with her approachable style of talking about and sharing her knowledge of wine, fits in perfectly with The Farm’s brand of approachable luxury.
Every single category of wine from every single portion of the world. Brush Creek Cellar is committed to building a list of upward to 100,000 bottles that represents every wine producing country in existence. Celebrating the past while looking to the future, you’re invited on a journey around the world without ever having to leave the comfort of The Farm.
Touring Brush Creek Cellar's impressive collection, our Lead Sommelier will lead you in an educational session where you’ll learn about different varietals, regions, and vintages, all while snacking on our fresh cheeses crafted from Medicine Bow Creamery. With the guidance of our Sommelier, you’ll even have the opportunity to pick out your wine of choice for dinner at Cheyenne Club.
Teaching opens the door to learning, and lifelong learners are what embody the spirit of The Farm. Group tastings are an interactive exchange where everyone is encouraged to share what they know. We might all start out with a wider range of knowledge and experience, but at the end of our two hour session, we’ll come together on the same page. If you already possess a seasoned palate, help the novice build upon their appreciation for wine by identifying foundational principles.