Jesse Rodriguez is the Director of Wine at Montage Palmetto Bluff, a luxury resort situated within Palmetto Bluff’s 20,000-acre historic community in the heart of South Carolina’s Lowcountry, where he oversees all wine and beverage operations. Rodriguez is a reputable name in the wine industry, bringing to the table over 16 years of experience, including restaurant and hospitality service, sales, portfolio management and education. Prior to assuming the role at Montage Palmetto Bluff, Rodriguez served as the sommelier at Studio Restaurant at Montage Laguna Beach, an award-winning resort in Orange County, CA. In July of 2014 Studio received the prestigious Wine Spectator Grand Award. Rodriguez also served as Wine Director for seven years at The Grand Del Mar and prior to that was Head Sommelier at Napa Valley’s The French Laundry.