Noel Patterson – Sommelier & Beekeeper, Dos Manos Apiaries
Noel Patterson is a proud Tucson native who has worked locally in the food and wine business for 20 years, including stints as a sommelier at VinTabla and Anthony’s in the Catalinas.
He currently manages a beekeeping program at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa. After years of working with bees, he finds honey to have an even more sensitive relationship to time, season and place than wine.
Noel keeps bees in 10 different apiaries from the western boundary of Tucson Mountain Park to Aravaipa Canyon, always looking for unique expressions of the terroir of the Sonoran Desert.