Sara Abernethy


Years of Participation


Hailing from Raleigh, NC, Sara’s winding professional path began as an opera singer and theatre artist. When not on stage, she found a natural niche in the hospitality industry creating magical guest experiences on the restaurant floor or behind the bar. Sara has lived, performed, and poured a stiff drink across Europe, in New York City, and California. In 2017, she returned to Raleigh where she was greeted with a once in a lifetime opportunity to elevate one of the city’s landmark restaurant spaces into Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing. Sara is a certified wine slinger and holds a Level 3 Certification from the Wine, Spirit & Education Trust as well as the French Wine Scholar Award.