Jordan Salcito has been curious about wine since learning her grandfather made it in his basement and fell head over heels for it since her first harvest in Burgundy in 2006. She began her career in New York as hostess at wd~50 before becoming a prep cook at DANIEL, sommelier and manager at Eleven Madison Park, then eventually Wine & Beverage Director for David Chang's Momofuku restaurants. After investing over a decade working her way through several facets of the wine and restaurant industries, Jordan founded RAMONA, an organic Italian wine spritz, and Bellus Wines.
Jordan has received widespread recognition for both her wine programs and entrepreneurial pursuits. Her wine program at Momofuku has been named a James Beard Foundation semifinalist multiple times and in 2017, was awarded “Most Original Wine List in the World” from World Of Fine Wine. Jordan is a Master Sommelier Candidate, a Wine Enthusiast “40 Under 40,” and was recognized as a 2018 and 2019 James Beard Foundation semi-finalist for "Outstanding Wine, Spirits or Beer Professional," tied to her brand RAMONA.
She continues to work harvests each year at wineries across the globe, from Burgundy and Tuscany to Patagonia and California. She lives in New York with her husband and son.