Co-Directors Gail and John Engstrom


A sublime fascination for pairing fine wine with food has long been a passion for Gail and John Engstrom. Establishing the Diablo Chapter of Tasters Guild in 1994 allowed them to further their education in the Epicurean arts. In 2018, soon after Tasters Guild decided to merge into the American Wine Society, the club decided to instead become independent and because the Diablo Wine Tasters. Thankfully for club members, their dedication and labor always results in a delicious — and memorable — experience.

You might see them on the road driving from various wineries or restaurants to expand their researches. Just look for their license plates. John's van reads WELOVEWINE, and Gail's Gold Volvo gets more specific, WELOVEZIN. The truth is, they believe that sharing with others makes the whole experience even more worthwhile. It must be true. Why else would they cart around 350 wine glasses to each event?