About me

Jamie Knee a.k.a Petite Wine Traveler is a Global Wine Communicator- Wine Writer, Wine Educator, Lecturer, Wine Influencer and Wine Host at @petitewinetraveler

Jamie is currently based in Santa Barbara, CA and is a Global Wine Communicator, teaching wine education to private and corporate clients around the world.

Jamie Knee Aka Petite Wine Traveler is a Global Wine Communicator. With a deep understanding of wine and its production. She is able to effectively communicate that knowledge and passion to a global audience. She is a Wine Educator, Lecturer, Wine Host, Writer, Sommelier, and Wine Blogger. She has a broad reach in the wine industry with the ability to influence across multiple countries and cultures, in addition to the ability to engage and inspire others to appreciate and enjoy wine. 

She is based in Santa Barbara County, and hosts wine tasting experiences at resorts, restaurants, in homes, for local businesses as team building exercises, and to crews at sea.

She is the Founder of Central Coast Women in Wine, a Wine Society with a goal of supporting women in the wine and related hospitality industries. #centralcoastwomeninwine 

As a writer Jamie is the author of PetiteWineTraveler.com #petitewinetraveler and has contributed to several publications including Somm Journal, Tasting Panel, Vintner Project, Locale Magazine, Montecito Journal, Santa Barbara Independent, The Voice SB and others. She has hosted over 100 Interviews & Tastings with Winemakers around the world to bring the world of wine to her audience.

She serves as a judge at several Domestic and International Wine Competitions, including The San Francisco Chronicle, The Cal State Fair, The American Fine Wine Competition, The Pacific Rim Competition, The Alameda County Competition, The Rosé Competition, The Berliner Wine Trophy, the Sommelier’s Choice Awards, the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, and the Mexico Selection Wine Competition. 

Jamie has a thirst for wine education, and in addition to a BS from University of Miami, Jamie’s wine credentials include Certified Specialist of Wine, Wine Spirits Education Trust (WSET), Court of Master Sommelier Level 1, Rioja Wine Educator, Spanish Wine Scholar, Cava Wine Educator & Ambassador, California Wine Appellation Specialist, American Wine Expert, Champagne Comité Certification, and Napa Rocks Certification. 

With a penchant for things sparkling, Jamie is also the Founder of National Spritz Day celebrated annually on August 1. The day to sip and celebrate wine spritz cocktails. #Nationalspritzday

Prior to devoting her life to teaching wine, and returning to her home state of California, Jamie resided in Miami, Florida, where she ran a successful Lifestyle, Food & Wine Social Marketing Company since 2012.