ABOUT OUR MISSION
WE LOVE WINE!
Our goal is to bring people together for great wine in a fun, casual, and accessible way. We want to be a home for wine nerds, as well as people looking for a nice place to enjoy a glass of wine.
We will always have a great wine list, and tasty food (e.g., cheese plates, paninis—menu coming soon). We’ll offer structured tastings each week on Saturdays, and we’re also planning to host a blind tasting league night. We’re open to other ideas, too.
WHO WE ARE
Erin Murphy - Director of Wine / Somm
Erin is a Tallahassee native who loves good food, music, and of course, wine! She spent three years working as the General Manager at a local wine shop/bar, where she helped teach deductive tasting classes to the public, curated by-the-glass wine menus, and hand selected every wine that was put onto the shelves. Erin is a huge wine nerd who loves sharing her knowledge and love of wine with others, and loves to take people outside of their wine comfort zone. For her, the weirder the wine, the more fun it is! She is excited to provide Tallahassee with some of the best hand selected wines, while making Hummingbird a space where anyone can come have a unique, informative, and fun wine experience.
Traylor Roberts - All Things Hummingbird
Traylor's background ranges from Music Business to Coffee Wholesaling, and is excited to bring his varied knowledge to team Hummingbird! As one of our Sommeliers, he's passed his WSET 2 Certification, and is currently obsessed with learning about the Bourgogne region. You can find him helping customers on the floor, making new creations in the kitchen, managing our social media and hosting events!
Joan-Manuel Pouparina - Operations Manager
Joan is a FSU Grad who has made the Capital City his home and finds passion in bringing new and exciting concepts to Tallahassee. Along with working on big picture and behind the scenes projects at Hummingbird, he's the owner of multiple small business in town and is looking forward to bringing great wine to his city!
Greg Hajcak - CEO-type
Greg is a Professor of Psychology at Florida State University, where he studies the the brain, in relation to anxiety and depression. He loves to surf and learn about wine (he is a WSET Level 3 certified sommelier). Greg is excited to build a community around wine in Tallahassee, and helps curate the wine lists. He will host guided tastings, and the blind tasting league night. "The most exciting thing about Hummingbird is the social aspect of wine exploration - getting together to figure out what you do and do not like to drink, building a community for discovering new wines to love." - Greg
Tom Pellathy - CFO-Type
Tom Pellathy represents our investment partner, 610Capital. Tom lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife and three kids. He’s incredibly excited about Hummingbird’s mission to build a community around great wine in a friendly and welcoming place. Tom has diverse interests — he studied mathematics, philosophy, and economic history; loves to read and learn; and enjoys cooking. He and Greg, who have been friends for years, have always dreamed of a place where they can share their love of good food, good company, and good wine with others.