Gordana brings years of experience in the hospitality industry, and a passion for all things wine and beverage to the team.
Born and raised in Serbia, Josovic studied music and dancing in her youth, before focusing on getting a degree in travel business and receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Belgrade. Her participation in traditional Yugoslavian dance provided the opportunity for her to travel and explore Europe, and through these journeys she first discovered her passion for wine.
After moving to the United States Gordana first spent time in Hawaii, where she further developed her knowledge of the wine and restaurant business. Her career continues in San Francisco where she served as a Wine Director at Epic Roasthouse, Beverage Director at Paula Leduc Fine Catering and a Wine Director at San Francisco Wine School.
Through her participation in numerous highly-acclaimed wine competitions, she has been able to travel extensively to many of the world’s greatest wine regions, resulting in the cultivation of close relationships with top producers and wine professionals from around the world.
Gordana holds the French Wine Scholar and Italian Wine Scholar with Highest Honors credentials from the Wine Scholar Guild, the Hospitality Beverage Specialist Certificate and Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators, the California Wine Appellation Specialist from San Francisco Wine School, and the Advanced Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers.
Josovic moved to New York City two years ago where she works for the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, while preparing to sit for the Master Sommelier Exam.