Yountville, Napa Valley, August 2018 —- Mallory Uran McEligot has been promoted to the position of Director of Membership and Events at Silver Trident Winery, according to an announcement by Bob Binder, the winery’s founder and proprietor.

“We’re pleased to recognize Mallory’s contribution to our team and add to her responsibilities as we attract more customers to our wines,” he added. “She has been an instrumental part of our team, helping to grow our membership base and foster valuable relationships with all guests,” he adds.

Most recently, Mallory has been the winery’s Membership & Industry Relations Manager. She joined Silver Trident in August 2015. “Working for Silver Trident Winery has been an absolute pleasure and a great learning experience, navigating our unique space combining both wine and Ralph Lauren Home Decor. My knowledge base for products other than wine has grown immensely and is something I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to add to my repertoire,” Mallory comments.

A fifth generation Napan, Mallory lives with her husband in Napa. She writes a blog, VineLiving,, an insider’s guide to Napa Valley, and runs an industry group she founded in 2014 called BANG (By Appointment Networking Group). In February, Mallory was awarded the 2018 Rising Wine Star Award for Marketer of the Year by the San Francisco-based Luxury Marketing Council in recognition of her leadership in founding BANG. BANG’s mission has been to partner highly-selective by-appointment wineries with other comparable businesses (including concierges, chauffeurs and caterers), allowing them to provide elevated services to their clientele.


Silver Trident Winery’s current releases are 2017 Apollo’s Folly (Rosé of Pinot Noir), 2017 Symphony No. 9 (Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc), 2015 Benevolent Dictator (Russian River Pinot Noir), 2015 Playing With Fire (Napa Valley Red Blend) and 2014 Twenty Seven Fathoms (Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon).

Silver Trident Winery is a small production winery whose Yountville Tasting Home is an elegant showroom with décor and furnishings by the Ralph Lauren Home Collection. Exemplifying a new business model for winery tasting rooms, guests can taste the winery’s five wines while relaxing in either the dining room, study or living room. Made by winemaker Kari Auringer, the wines are presented with unique ‘bites’ designed by Chef Sarah Scott. Located at 6495 Washington Street, Silver Trident Winery Tasting Home is open seven days a week and appointments are encouraged. For groups larger than six, an appointment is required.

The winery’s name is a tribute to the owners’ long-standing affiliation with cruise ships. Bob Binder is the co-founder of Oceania Cruises, a luxury cruise line which has partnered on projects with The Wine Spectator, Lalique, Bon Appétit Magazine and Ralph Lauren Home. The Culinary Director for Oceania Cruises is Jacques Pépin; the line is regarded as serving the finest cuisine at sea. The winery’s co-founder is Swiss-born Walter Jost, an accomplished advertising and media executive.





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