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David E Rounds, CSW


  • I have worked in the wine industry for over 30 years, in addition to teaching wine appreciation for 10 years, and I am a Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators.

  • As of August 2012, I am the one of very fee certified appraiser with a specialty in wine for Oregon.  I am USPAP compliant as of Dec 2023, through Dec 2025.

  • Certified Personal Property Appraiser, Specialty in Wine – Certified Appraisers Guild of America (as of 2012)

  • Appraising Fine and Rare Wines Course , New York University SCPS

  • Member, Association of Online Appraisers

  • Petitioning to become member of the Appraisers Association of America

  • Certified Specialist of Wine – Society of Wine Educators (Certification in 2012)

  • B.S. Environmental Biology, University of Michigan


  • Recognized in Wine Enthusiast magazine’s “Top 100 Wine Restaurants in the U.S.” – Beast Restaurant, 2011 and 2012, as architect of Beast's award-wining Wine Program

  • Expert witness in wine for winning court cases – Portland, OR...2007, 2014, 2015

  • Wine educator for over 8 years for Wine & Spirit Archive, Wine for Everyone, Mindglo Education, and Indulge Wine School

  • Architect for the weekly prix fix 6 course tasting menu wine pairings at renowned James Beard Awarded destination restaurant, Beast for 8 years where I paired more than 4000 individual dishes to specific wines covering a wide variety of nationalities and styles from sparkling to fortified to digestives

  • Managed a $1.35 million a year beverage department for a national chain

  • Managed beverage program for gastro-bistro as sommelier, front of the house manager, and beverage director.

  • Wine Buying Trips:I’ve been fortunate to have been able to visit some of the most famous wine growing regions in Europe, including most of France, N and S. Italy, Sicily, Germany, Austria and Spain, and meet and taste with renowned producers including Jobard, Mascarello, Radikon, Vieux-Telegraphe, Tempier, Dageuneau, Schaefer, Donnhoff, Alzinger and Knoll, just to name a few

  Wine Representation:

  • As a 25 year veteran wine consultant for distributors and importers in the Pacific NW, I’ve represented some incredible wineries and importers:

  • Northwest producers such as Cayuse, Woodward Canyon, Abeja, L'Ecole 41, Reynvaan, Betz, Stoller, Chehalem, Ponzi, Syncline, Owen Roe, Patricia Green, Sineann, K Vintners, Antiqua Terra, Walter Scott, Evesham Wood, Bergstrom.

  • California producers such as Kosta Brown, Jordan, Patz and Hall, Copain, Radio-Coteau, Littori, Harlan, Bond Estate, Diamond Creek, Ramey, Shafer, Pride, and Seghesio, just to name a few.

  • Great importers of the wine world, including Kermit Lynch Imports, Eric Solomon Imports, Becky Wasserman Selections, De Maison, Jorge Ordonez, Vias, Michael Skurnik/Terry Thiese,  Marco de Grazia, Louis Dressner, Vin Divino, Kysela, Weygandt/Metzler, Neil Rosenthal, Summa Vitis, and Champagne et Villages, and more.

   Contact me to discuss your particular wine-related interests.

David E Rounds
C.S.W., CAGA Certified
M: 971.998.3884
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