DLynn Proctor

Somm to the Stars, DLynn Proctor is the director of Fantesca Estate & Winery, winner of the “Best Sommelier in America” award and star of the documentary ‘Somm’.

Named ‘Best Sommelier in America’ by Wine and Spirits Magazine in 2008, DLynn was also a finalist in The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Société Mondiale du Vin ‘Best Sommelier in America Competition’ in 2008 and 2009, and was named to the National RUDD Scholars of 2011. DLynn has been featured in publications such as GQ Magazine, Decanter, Wine Spectator, Esquire, Forbes, WineSearcher, Huffington Post, The New York Times, and a multitude of others. He was bestowed the honour as one of Wine Enthusiast’s Magazine’s Top ’40 Under 40’ Tastemaker’s for 2014, and in October 2020 graced the cover of Wine Business Monthly as one of America’s Wine Industry Business Leaders.

DLynn has been featured in the UPSCALE TV series, and is one of the four featured subjects in the internationally acclaimed wine documentary ‘SOMM’. A follow up film ‘SOMM: Into the Bottle’, was released in 2015, and the third installment SOMM 3, was released in 2018. The SommTV streaming service launched in fall 2019, slating Somm 4: Cup of Salvation, to be released summer 2021.

DLynn co-founded Wine Unify, which serves to welcome, elevate, and amplify the voices of underrepresented minorities.

“I, alongside the two co-founders, want to create and foster access and equity in the wine, beverage, and hospitality space through funding and education.” – DLynn Proctor

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