The Team

 

 
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Quinton Jay

Proprietor

Quinton Jay, is the proprietor of Bacchus Wine Shop, has over 16 years of experience in the wine industry has actively contributed to the success of many wine ventures in the Napa, Sonoma and Oregon regions. Entrepreneurship runs in the family as you will often find his Mom in the shop.

His knowledge of how wine goes from grape to glass gives Quinton a true appreciation of what makes a great wine. He also wants to take the mystery out of wine and food pairing, making it easy and fun to plan a meal with his recommendations on what to serve with various meats and dishes.

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Daniel Bellinger

Resident Chef

Our resident Italian Chef started out in the fields of southwestern Tennessee.

Hunting, fishing, and learning about foraging his own produce and crops. He worked with animals growing up and learned to honor the whole animal from head to hoof.

He started out in farm to table bistros in his early teenage years and developed a hunger to learn more and strives to learn more every day. This Navy Veteran eventually found himself working alongside legendary chefs in New York City in the Batali and Bastianich group. Those tireless hours of pursuit and perfection of his Italian cuisine have not stopped as he now heads our culinary department as our resident chef.

His passion involves the highest quality to include sustainable, farm to table practices that involve both locally sourced and seasonal menus.

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“Woody” Richard Woodrum

Event Manager, E-comm, & Corporate Sales

Our event manager, Woody, is here to help you. With knowledge of wine and spirits, he can assist you in picking the perfect drink to pair or drink, whether at home or as a gift. He also will help you create the perfect event, catered to your needs whether that be a corporate event, fine dinner, wedding, company BBQ, or any other occasion where you need his services.

He has over seven years cooking in kitchens and as many years in face to face service and hospitality. He attained his B.S. in Culinary Management at the Art Institute of California after his service in the Marine Corps. His experience spans from fine dining to informal events and everywhere in between. Since he started here as an intern in January 2018, he has gained much experience and learning beyond his studies and knowledge that he can apply to your events and functions.

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Ryan Lawson

Resident Butcher

Ryan Lawson is that rare person that began pursuing his career at a young age and performs it exceptionally well. As a native of Millbrae, where his parents still live, it was on a shopping trip to Pape’s at the age of 14 Ryan that was offered a part-time job helping around the shop, and so Ryan’s journey in the meat business began.

He moved to New York briefly a few years ago to work at El’s, a high-end grocery purveyor in Manhattan, where he studied the fine art of dry aging beef. Ryan then returned to his native Millbrae and to Pape’s, and is considered by the Pape’s crew and customers to be THE expert in the process of dry aging.

An avid hiker and backpacker, if you don’t see him at Pape’s, Ryan is likely camping in the mountains or deserts of California. His calm demeanor, sense of humor and excellent customer service are among the many reasons many people won’t buy their meat anywhere else.

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Stephanie King

Wine & Spirits Sales

Stephanie enjoys nothing better than drinking a smooth glass of red wine, nibbling on yummy cheeses and indulging in chocolate desserts. In her free time Stephanie can be found outdoors with her dog, watching the Giants or spending time with her family.

Perry DeLuca

advisor / investor

Perry has wine in his blood and was once described at a wine conference where he was a panelist as someone who started drinking hearty burgundy in his sippee cup (it happens to be true).

Perry's great grandmother Rosa Greco opened her own wine store in Sicily in the early 1900's. From the 1940s until the early 1970s his grandfather Frank Titone and Uncle Bruno Giardina owned and operated Wilkins Liquors on Clay and Presidio in Laurel Village San Francisco. Wilkins continues to operate under different ownership to this very day.

Much of his family has continued in the industry as his father John ran the California Wine Institute from 1975-2003, his sister Carla completed an award winning film documentary on Prohibition in 2005 and his brother in law currently works at Delicato Vineyards and winery.

Perry has worked as an advisor or lender to many of the major wine companies in California. He is a past Board Member at Sonoma State's wine business program, and is a current member of the public policy committee of the Wine Institute. He also is a Board Member for Trentadue Winery in Healdsburg.