Devon Broglie, MS

  • Master Sommelier Devon Broglie lives and works in Austin where he is the Executive Coordinator of Purchasing for Whole Foods Market’s Southwest region. Upon graduation from Duke University, Devon began a five-year stint in the restaurant industry, working his way up through every aspect of the business, from busboy to management. His true passion for wine developed in the late 1990’s as the Manager of Brightleaf 905 restaurant, declared one of Esquire’s Best New Restaurants of 1999 by food writer John Mariani. In 2000 Devon packed his bags and followed his love to Spain where he worked the harvest season for the pioneering winery Bodegas Costers del Siurana in the Priorat region of Catalunya. Upon returning to the United States in 2001 he began his career with Whole Foods Market, and soon became the Coordinator of all Specialty products in the region. Devon won the Texas’ Best Sommelier Competition in August of 2006 and is an active member of the Texas Sommelier Association and a board member of the TEXSOM wine conference. In 2011 Devon passed the rigorous Master Sommelier Examination making him one of 118 wine professionals in the United States and 186 in the world to hold the title Master Sommelier.

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