Mallory Uran McEligot was born and raised in Napa California, a 5th generation Napan with strong familial ties to the Carneros Region and the subsequent wine industry there. In 2014 she founded the By Appointment Networking Group, to connect like-minded career driven individuals from by appointment wineries, touring companies, culinary mavens and the most elite lodging partners to network and create a referral based group for businesses to lean on for support and community.
Mallory graduated from Sonoma State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies, and her career started in the hospitality industry in 2004 working for the PlumpJack Group. She ended her tenure with the PlumpJack group working at CADE, PlumpJack and Odette Estate Wineries from 2012-2015. For the last seven years she has worked as Director of Memberships and Events for Silver Trident Winery, owned by the founder of Oceania Cruise Lines, Bob Binder. While working at Silver Trident Winery, Mallory started a blog and popular social media account VineLiving which focuses on the wine country lifestyle, where to visit, where to stay, where to eat and what to drink! In 2018 Mallory was awarded Wine Marketer of the Year from the SF Luxury Marketing Council, and most recently she was accepted as part of Class 36 for Leadership Napa Valley, the most prominent leadership building course for Napa Valley’s future and current leaders!
Currently Mallory runs BANG Wine Country full time while operating a successful social media marketing consultancy to support a select few clients. While not working she enjoys spending time with her husband Matt who is the Director of Operations for Reverie II Winery, her 4 yr old son Macklin and other close extended family members, in addition to her pups Carmelita and Zula.