Cofounder/Winemaker/Wine Director, Saison Hospitality, San Francisco
Always in Saison
Since opening San Francisco-based Saison restaurant in 2009, Bright has kept busy and built quite the successful empire within the Saison Hospitality portfolio of establishments. In addition to the original venue, the group now includes Angler, Angler LA and Saison Smokehouse, with Bright overseeing beverage programs for all. There’s also Saison Cellar, an online platform where visitors can procure rare selections from around the world or sign up for a guided virtual tasting with Bright. A passionate champion of the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation, he also founded and serves as the winemaker for Saison Winery, where he crafts single-vineyard expressions and small-production wines.