Wine Director Joseph Bain of Madrona Manor - Biography

Healdsburg, CA

July 2009

Bain has made a name for himself in Wine Country, with an encyclopedic knowledge of wine and cheese and his recent experiences at some of Napa and Sonoma’s most reputable restaurants. Having worked at Cyrus and The Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant, Bain now presides over Madrona Manor as Maitre’d and Wine Director. With the grace of a classical French waiter, Bain performs an awe-inspiring tableside preparation of ice cream using liquid nitrogen—a modern departure from the traditional tableside crèpe-making if there ever was one—and tactfully guides diners in selecting fine cheeses from his carefully composed cheese cart.