Gulls on the Go! Alumni Spotlight: Arielle (Meads) DeFatta (Class of 2004)

Arielle graduated from Warren-Walker School in 2004 and then from Point Loma High School in 2008. She studied at the Wine & Spirit Education Trust where she earned her Level 2 Sommelier Certification. Throughout most of her twenties, she was a professional ballerina and musical theater performer, and is still sought after for performances.

“I created a blog, Pourstyles, to learn about wine, drink wine, write about wine, and make wine friends. Being an artist on a budget, it was important for me to share a ‘bougie on a budget’ lifestyle. You can still drink amazing wine and look fabulous without much in your pocket.”

She also works in the fashion industry as a stylist and marketing director.  As a Sommelier, she started an events company, offering interactive wine tastings in a client’s home guided by a personal Sommelier. Arielle currently lives in Old Town, San Diego, with her husband, Dylan, and their son, Gianni.