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Ocean House Collection Appoints New Group Wine Director

By July 25, 2023Rhode Island, Top News

Matthew MacCartney, Group Wine Director, Ocean House Collection.

Ocean House Collection, including the Forbes five-star Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn, appointed Matthew MacCartney as Group Wine Director. In his new role, he oversees the award-winning wine program throughout both properties, as well as through the Ocean House’s Center for Wine & Culinary Arts. MacCartney has worked at top establishments around the world, including Daniel, Gramercy Tavern and Craft in New York City; Les Prés d’Eugénie in Eugénie les Bains, France; and Ristorante Cibrèo in Florence, Italy. Closer to home, he was a part owner and operated Jamestown Fish in Rhode Island from 2011 to 2018. During his tenure, the restaurant was a five-time recipient of a Wine Spectator “Best of” Award of Excellence and named one of America’s Best 100 Wine Restaurants in 2018 by Wine Enthusiast. MacCartney also serves as the Wine Director for the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival and is one of the Co-founders of Avventura, a company that creates curated culinary- and wine-themed itineraries throughout Italy. A chef by trade, MacCartney attended the New York City College of Technology and received a Bachelor of Technology in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts in 1994. He also holds a Level 4 Diploma in Wines from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a student of the Institute of Masters of Wine.


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