Laura Winter Falk, Sommelier - Sweet Bough Wedding Collective
Laura Winter Falk, Sommelier

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind culinary and wine experience inspired by the bounty of the Finger Lakes! These private Sommelier-led experiences are sure to inform and excite your taste buds as you learn about wine and food pairings from a certified, award-winning sommelier. Whether you’re looking for a private wine class, curated chef-somm dinner, or a presentation or reception to wow your guests, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Laura Winter Falk is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, she also holds a level 3 award of wines from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET), and a PhD in Food & Nutrition from Cornell University. Laura’s passion for wine and food started as an undergraduate at Cornell and had the opportunity to take Introduction to Wines her second semester senior year.  Little did she know at the time, that more than 30 years later she would be living in Ithaca and enjoying a career that celebrates the food and wine of the Finger Lakes, and its place in the world of wine.

Laura has been an educator her entire career, and finds that her role as a sommelier is the perfect way to share her passion for learning, her love of wine, and her knowledge of food and nutrition.


This vendor is a member of Sweet Bough Collective, along with vendors of all shapes and sizes in the Ithaca, NY area who abide by similar principles of respect, inclusion, and compassion. From the big decisions like venues and caterers to the details like custom ring design and group activities, you’ll find your dream team of locally-focused vendors here. Explore more vendors in our complete vendor directory.