Meet Our Team
Leigh Ann Arnholt – WSET II
Founder & CEO
My desire is to share the knowledge of what goes into a bottle of wine! My personal experience of learning more about each winery brings me to a greater appreciation for all the hard work, love, and dedication that wine makers bring to their craft.
As a travel industry executive for over 15 years and an avid wine enthusiast, I have completed my WSET II accreditation with the Wine and Spirits Education Trust out of London, England and am sitting for my level III in December 2022.
With my passion for travel and wine, I decided to start Reserve Vino Tours in 2020. I know that sounds crazy, but it gave me the time to find the direction for the company. In 2022, I partner with Jared Gray to bring not only another layer of his passion for wine, but also his expertise with history, beer, and spirits. The two of us personally develop the tours and have the relationships with wineries and winemakers around the world to give our clients a wonderful experience on each tour!
I look forward to seeing you on one of my escorted tours soon!
Jared Gray – WSET III, CBS Cicerone
After graduating from Westminster College with a degree in history and not being able to find a job in my field, I quickly discovered another passion – wine, which I was able to turn into a career. Earning a level 3 certification in the Wine & Spirits Education Trust has given me an appreciation for wine that will last a lifetime and the ability to truly educate my loyal group of customers.
My passions for history, wine, geography, heritage, food, and more have led me to the path of travel. My wife, Megan, and I have enjoyed traveling on our own for years, using a simple recipe for success: great food, great wine, nice accommodations, and a place of historical significance. I can think of no better way to combine all of our passions into one than by using travel as its vehicle.
I am ready to give you an experience of a lifetime with Reserve Vino Tours. Are you ready for the journey?