Sommelier, Rachael Liggett-Draper

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Rachael Liggett-Draper moved to Aspen in 2021, becoming the first female on The Little Nell’s team of sommeliers. Over the years, she found her true passion in the hospitality side of business. Taking care of guests and creating memorable experiences have been “the ultimate highlight” of her profession. She began her career in the restaurant industry at an upscale bowling alley with elevated wine offerings such as grower champagnes and Petrus. Instantly discovering her intrigue for wine, she was determined to learn as much as possible. She was frequently found reading at the host stand or studying in the wine cellar. After her Introductory Sommelier exam, her fascination only grew more. Following the accomplishment of her Advanced Certification, she knew she wanted to work for a restaurant with a reputable wine program to help her pursue further achievements. When she is not studying wine, she is exploring the outdoors on her bike, encompassing the lifestyle “eat, sleep, wine, bike, repeat.” In addition to not wanting to leave beautiful Colorado, she established herself at The Little Nell Hotel.


The Little Nell Wine Team

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Events Calendar
Explore events happening at The Little Nell and around Aspen, from wine dinners and parties to on-mountain activities and community gatherings.
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Wine Cellar Experiences
A reputation as rich as its cellar - now is your chance to experience a unique part of The Little Nell wine program. Enjoy a private cellar tasting or dinner, catered to your every need and hosted by one of our sommeliers.
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Summer Adventures
Sunny skies and blooming wildflowers set the ideal atmosphere for a Summer Adventure in Aspen! Cast your line into any of the Valley's Gold Medal Waters, elevate your perspective with an off-road tour to the top of Aspen Mountain, or venture on a stargazing tour with our expert guide.

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