Cara Freije became a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers in 2015. Living in Asheville, she can be spotted mostly in Cashiers and Highlands at this time of year, representing Tryon Distributing. Cara embarked on her current career path slinging wine eight years ago after working in a variety of food and beverage positions since she was old enough to have a job. Prior to designing and managing the wine program at nationally acclaimed Corner Kitchen in Asheville, Cara worked in fine dining, bars, as a line cook, baker, barista, and chocolate maker, as well as working on a farm. Cara’s passion for wine is rooted in its unique relationship to the world, a product of nature and human invention that expresses history, culture, creation, and a sense of place and time in every good bottle.