JEFF WARD, CSW
Sales Billings, Red Lodge
Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jeff and his family relocated to Billings just before he started high school. Jeff went to college for computer science, and worked in a restaurant during the evenings. His love of wine began to grow at the first restaurant he worked in with a serious wine menu, and it was during this time that he decided to pursue restaurants fully. He was immediately fascinated by the complex flavors and aromas of wine, and the factors that create them. He loved hearing stories about passionate people in all corners of the world working toward the same goal, creating uniquely delicious and memorable wines for everyone to appreciate. He climbed through the ranks at several restaurants before finding one that best fit his style. He spent five years working to build an exquisite wine list, hire and train staff, organize wine dinners and tastings. During this time, he passed the Court of Master Sommeliers Level 1 Exam. Jeff loves white Burgundy and reds from southern Rhone, and his spare time, he enjoys reading, hiking, camping, and hanging out with his poodle, Harbour.