theGrio’s 100: Andre Hueston Mack, Citibank investor turned winemaker

Who is Andre Hueston Mack?

Andre Hueston Mack is following a dream and using his experience in business to make it a success. The former investment counselor with Citibank Investment Services found that he was happier and more at ease bringing delight to friends and guests with his knowledge of the best wines from little-known vineyards. He worked with some of the most renowned chefs curating wines to compliment some of the best cuisines available at restaurants with a three-star Michelin rating. But it was forging unique relationships with luminary growers and winemakers around the world that led to the creation of his own Mouton Noir winery.

Why is Andre Hueston Mack in theGrio’s 100?

Andre Hueston Mack followed his dream to become a voice in the exclusive world of the sommelier. He won the Chaine des Rotisseurs award for the Best Young Sommelier in America competition and was awarded the prestigious Court of Master Sommeliers’ certificate. His expertise in wines is world recognized and his label, Mouton Noir, is growing in appreciation and brand identity.

What’s next for Andre Hueston Mack?

Mack has tapped into the “sweet spot” of a career that utilizes his knowledge and love of fine wines. He has received honors for his outstanding contributions to business and is a zealous wine educator. He is often asked to give educational sessions and seminars on wine crafting and business. “Wine is not a beverage for the elite, but should be enjoyed by everyone,” said Mack. Look for him to create wines for every occasion and for all palates.

Follow Andre Hueston Mack on Twitter @MoutonNoirWines