Seattle wine legend to join team at Doe Bay Wine Company

by | Jun 28, 2024

Doe Bay Wine Company has announced that Cyril Fréchier, one of the most respected wine professionals on the West Coast, will be joining their team on Phinney Ridge. 

With over 25 years’ experience in the wine industry, Cyril was the Director of Wine and Spirits with Seattle’s prestigious Rover’s Restaurant for 16 years as well as Campagne Restaurant for 7 years, followed by stints with wine distributors American Northwest & Petit Monde Wine Merchant. Mr. Frechier is a Sommelier and recognized French Wine Scholar from Lyon, France as well as WSET certified educator and instructor at South Seattle College’s Wine Technology Program.

Cyril was born and raised in Lyon, France where he caught the wine bug at an early age. After work stints in Chicago and Los Angeles, he and his wife settled in Seattle where a burgeoning food and wine scene was about to burst on the national front. Intense and essential wine studies led to positions in the various fields of the restaurant and wine industry: head-sommelier, program director, portfolio manager, wine educator, brand acquisition specialist, import and distribution professional are some of the functions he’s held over the years.

Cyril says, “I am now very excited to go back to my wine-buying roots as it were, and work with a small team of incredibly dedicated professionals right here in Seattle. Allez!”

Doe Bay Wine Company opened in 2023 and is situated in the “Shared Roof” building on the corner of 70th and Greenwood. Ben’s Bread Co., Holy Mountain Brewing and Lioness share the courtyard with the bottle shop.

About Doe Bay Wine Company:

Doe Bay Wine Company opened on Orcas Island in 2017. In addition to their bottle shops, Doe Bay Wine Company has a consulting arm that specializes in private cellar design and acquisitions, in-home tasting events and corporate classes. The Orcas Island location will celebrate their seventh anniversary this August where they are known for their carefully curated selection of wine, beer, cider and sake. There’s an emphasis on fun, esoteric and small producers discovered through decades of travel around the world by the team.

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