Renay Santero is the corporate wine buyer for Oliver’s Markets, an upscale super-market chain in Sonoma County . With 28 years of retail experience, Renay manages all purchasing, merchandising and media content along with over seeing all business development of the wine departments for Oliver’s Markets. She has also consulted for local food manufacturers and wineries in the Sonoma and Napa region.
Renay actively provides educational tasting events to the general public at her primary store location on a weekly basis. In addition to her attending tasting seminars within the North Bay to keep current in the wine industry trends, she is also furthering her career by studying to become a Master Sommelier.
Renay is a regular panelist for the Press Democrat’s weekly Wednesday wine reviews and for Bon Appetite Magazine. Renay has judged at many prestigious wine competitions including The San Francisco International Wine Competition, the Savor Magazine/Press Democrat North of the Gate Wine Competition, The Pacific Rim Wine Competition, The Mendocino Wine Competition, the Sonoma County Harvest Fair, The Los Angles County Fair, the West Coast Wine Competition, The Grand Harvest Wine Competition, the Riverside Wine Competition, The Indianapolis Wine Competition and most recently the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition