“Rosé to me is more than just a beverage, it is a lifestyle. I wanted to bring this lifestyle here and so SMAK was born.”
- Fiona Mak, Owner & Winemaker.
At SMAK, we are fully committed to an exclusive Rosé production as we believe that Rosé is not limited to a summer-time wine. Rosé is as versatile to a winemaker as chicken to a chef, but often overlooked. By choosing a different variety and winemaking method, we can create a great range of Rosé and the possibilities of wines we can make are endless. We want to drink Rosé all year round, just not the same Rosé! Each wine we created reflect the seasons - Spring, Summer, Fall/ Winter. Let us share with you the different facets of Rosé we have explored! Our tasting room changes with the seasons as well, creating fitting atmospheres for our wines. SMAK will bring you the ultimate Rosé experience. It is more than just wine, it is setting a sense of place, a mindset, a lifestyle. After all, wine is supposed to be fun and enhance your happy moments. So don’t think and just drink. It’s Rosé!
About Fiona Mak
An international woman of style and taste, Fiona grew up in Hong Kong before attending university in the US. After graduating with a degree in Hospitality Management from Syracuse University, she began her prolific career in the restaurant industry.
Fiona managed a series of reputable establishments such as Morimoto in Philadelphia, Haru Sushi in New York, and most notably Quality Meats, an upscale steakhouse in Manhattan. While there, she trained with the Court of Master Sommelier and earned the Certified Sommelier title.
Her drive to continue learning led her to move across the country and attend the Walla Walla Community College Enology and Viticulture program in 2013. During her studies, she was invited to work at the famed Opus One Winery in Napa Valley for the 2014 Vintage. Then, what began as part time lab work evolved into full time lab management at Artifex Wine Company. Her exposure to winemaking techniques and styles was invaluable due to the nature of the custom crush business which caters to over a dozen clients at once. This, along with her frequent travels to the French Riviera sparked the idea for a unique winery focusing only on Rosé, and SMAK was born.
What can you find Fiona doing when she’s not hustling to get SMAK to the masses? Studying for the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wine, cooking in the kitchen, cranking out dumplings and homemade chili oil to provide that extra spice in life.