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Meredith Gray Smith


Meredith joined Oriel during the fall of 2010 bringing along with her 13 + years in Sales and Marketing, including over 4 years in the wine industry. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Meredith's passion for wine began many years back while working for family friends at the local wine shop. After 10 years of working in the family's business, she was approached by NASCAR team owner and NC Wine Industry pioneer, Richard Childress, to head his corporate wine program for his 14 million dollar state-of-the-art winery, Childress Vineyards. Following her passion for cars and wine, Meredith said yes.

Ready for a change of pace, Meredith left the scenic North Carolina Wine Industry for the concrete jungle of NYC. Having a deep understanding of the actual wine making process, working for a "family-owned" company, and representing such a unique portfolio of quality, hand-crafted wines from around the world, Oriel was a "perfect fit."

Her other passions include music, art, skiing, water sports, traveling, and enjoying good times and great food with family and friends.

Meredith's e-mail: meredith(at)
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