Brad Dixon, a native of Dixon, Illinois, joined the Bern’s team in 2003. Dixon manages an exceptional team of wine stewards along with two other sommeliers. Brad and his colleagues successfully oversee one of the largest wine collections in the world with 6,500 different selections and more than 500,000 bottles in inventory. His daily operations include managing inventory, cataloging, computerizing, and updating the wine list. Brad also takes the time to consult with Bern’s guests as they survey the 182-page wine list and offers suggestions and pairing choices.
In order to provide the best service to clientele, Brad continues his education of fine wine with frequent trips to many of the world’s fine wine producing regions. He has frequented regions in France including, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rhone, Alsace, Loire, Champagne, and Cognac. As well as, Hunter Valley, Barossa, Rutherglen, McLaren Vale in Austrailia, Mendoza and Salta in Argentina, and including Australia, Europe and Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles, Wala Wala, Columbia Valley America on the West Coast of the United States. He, along with the wine team, have been featured in numerous publications and television features. Brad represented Bern’s on Star Watch with Sam Hallenbeck and has appeared in two Travel Channel episodes.
Brad maintains his passion and respect for vintage wines and continuously studies many of wineries that produce them. He also teaches wine classes at Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits, holds seminars during Bern’s Winefest, and is always available to educate others on the art of fine wine.