Rising Star Sommelier Seth Roskind of 4th & Swift - Biography

Atlanta, GA

February 2012

Seth Roskind’s not just an Atlanta native. He’s part of an Atlanta legacy. Roskind’s family has lived in the Morningside neighborhood for almost 90 years. And beyond building an almost century-old family tree, Roskind has spent the better part of his adult life in the restaurant business—most of it in his home city.

In classic from-the-bottom-up mechanics of the industry, Roskind started as a stocker and busser at The Public House. At that point in his life, Roskind knew he wanted to be in the industry; he just didn’t know what part of it. From The Public House, Roskind moved to North Carolina, where he spent seven years at the award-winning Restaurant La Residence in Chapel Hill. During his time at La Residence, Roskind established a pivotal interest in the wine industry. His tenure in North Carolina also included two years working under Chef Shane Ingram at Four Square, a AAA Four Diamond restaurant.

In 2004, Roskind returned to Atlanta to serve as general manager of Woodfire Grill with Chef Michael Tuohy. That post allowed Roskind to develop a deeper appreciation for regional and sustainable products, all the while furthering his knowledge of upscale wine programs. After joining 4th & Swift in late 2008, Roskind dove fully into wine, fusing years of experience with an increasingly sophisticated palate to bring the highest level of hospitality to his hometown. In 2012, he was awarded the StarChefs.com Rising Star distinction.