A passionate wine connoisseur and consultant specialized in wine production and wineries, Hady Kahale is embarking on a new adventure in the U.S. with Naked Wines, the leader in the direct-to-consumer wine market in the U.S.
Based in Napa, California, Kahale will be leading the wine buying team at Naked Wines US, connecting everyday consumers to the world’s best winemakers. Among his duties, he will source the company’s wines — working with existing winemakers in the States and the rest of the world — and find new winemakers, thus growing the firm’s portfolio.
Before joining Naked Wines, Kahale was a serial entrepreneur: winemaker, vineyard estate manager and wine consultant. In 2006, he followed his passion for wine and moved to Bordeaux, where he completed a master’s degree in enology and wine estate management.
In 2007, he worked with the Khalil & Fattal Group, assuming different management positions, and a year later, he cofounded the IXSIR winery, a project he refers to as “a labor of love,” which he ran for a decade. He also worked as a consultant for several wineries in the Mediterranean region.
Kahale, who also holds an MBA from ESA – ESCP, is soon to be the first Lebanese to achieve the WSET diploma level.