ANDRE MACK is a triple threat—an award-winning sommelier, a winemaker, and a sought-after wine-and-beverage educator.
Despite having a successful career in the financial industry, Mack decided to leave his “desk job” to pursue his passion for wine. He started as a sommelier in San Antonio and was soon awarded the prestigious title of Best Young Sommelier in America by the highly regarded La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. This recognition led to a job as sommelier at Thomas Keller’s world-renowned French Laundry in Yountville, California, and then at Per Se in New York City.
Winemaking had always been a dream of his and came to fruition in 2007 when he founded Mouton Noir Wines. Mack’s wines are now served at the best restaurants across the United States and throughout the world. Based on the reaction to the labels on his own wine bottles, in 2011 Mack established Get Fraiche Cru, a boutique graphic design firm, for which he serves as creative director. He has worked with clients such as Joel Gott, Palm Bay Imports, and Charles & Charles.
He is an ardent wine educator who has been invited to host seminars as well as lead panel discussions at several of the country’s most prestigious food and wine gatherings including Aspen Food and Wine and Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival.