Roberto Viernes

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American Wine and Spirits

Master sommelier Roberto Viernes was born in the Philippines and migrated to Oahu, Hawai‘i at the tender age of fifteen months with his family.  After receiving his bachelor’s degree in French Language at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, he began his career in the hospitality industry as an aspiring chef. Roberto planned to use his love for food and French language skills to go to culinary school in France. However, while apprenticing under Chef Yves Menoret at Clicquo restaurant, Roberto took the introductory course for the court of Master Sommeliers in 1997 and has been hooked on wine ever since.  Roberto received the coveted title of master Sommelier in 2005 and is currently general manager for American Wine and Spirits. He travels extensively to classic wine growing regions around the world to gain an even better understanding of wine and is also active in teaching courses with the court of master sommeliers.  


A Lucky MODERN Buddha Belly
THE MODERN HONOLULU | VIP Early Entry at 5:00pm | General Entry at 6:00pm
Ko Olina Resort with Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, and JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa | VIP Early Entry & Reserved Seating at 5:00pm | General Entry at 6:00pm
My Favorite Wine Producers in the World
Halekulani | 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Wine Seminar
Caymus Vineyards: Vertical Tasting of Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection
Room 301A at Hawaiʻi Convention Center | 4:00pm to 5:00pm