Darby Head Shot 2015Darby Tarantino

A native of the world renowned wine region of Sonoma County, Darby Tarantino has worked
within the hospitality industry in various capacities for more than 20 years. Darby is a classically
trained chef who graduated with honors from the famed culinary school Ballymaloe Cookery
School in County Cork, Ireland, the only school in the world set in the middle of its own 100 acre
organic farm. After her culinary training, Darby studied Wine Business and Enology at both
Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University, earning her degree in 2010. Darby
has served on various judging panels for renowned wine competitions such as the Sonoma
County Harvest Fair, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and the Women’s International
Wine Competition. Darby was hired as Meadowcroft Wines Culinary Director and Wine
Educator when they opened in 2010. She took over as Director of Tasting Room Operations in
2014, but continues to cultivate her passion for food and wine by catering unique events for the
Meadowcroft tasting room such as their annual St. Patrick’s Day luncheon, which sells out every