Tamara has worked in the wine and spirits world since 2001. She was lucky enough to represent some of the finest wine and spirits producers in the world while she worked as both a wholesale sales rep and a manager. Through the years she fostered many relationships in the Georgia and South Carolina markets. In 2008 her family planted the now highly acclaimed Ankida Ridge Vineyard in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. She soon realized that folks in the South had no idea the level of quality of wine that was coming out of Virginia. In 2016, she created The Commonwealth Collective, a collaboration between Ankida Ridge, Stinson, Early Mountain and Veritas. She now works with these four wineries to introduce the South to what Virginia wines have to offer.