Virginia Philip

Virginia Philip and her band of four sommeliers, which includes two masters, offer their expertise in wine selections and stellar food and wine pairings, to complement Chef Simms’ cuisine. 


One of only a handful of female sommeliers in the country, Virginia is also one of 16 women in the world to become a master sommelier. Virginia presides over The Breakers collection, now numbering 28,000 bottles, and maintains the resort’s prized 1,600-selection list, which has won the Wine Spectator’s Grand Award since 1981. 


Virginia’s mission has been to develop cutting edge and distinctive wine programs at The Breakers and wine connoisseurs will be interested to learn that, along with members of The Breakers food and beverage team, she travels to Domain Du Tariquet winery in France annually to custom blend our house wine.

Our Experts

Joan Bever

Joan Bever Director of Food and Beverage for Catering and Banquet Operations, The Breakers Palm Beach

Jeff Simms

Jeff Simms Executive Chef of Banquets and Off Premises Catering,
The Breakers Palm Beach

Virginia Philip

Virginia Philip Master Sommelier,
The Breakers Palm Beach

Joy Cudahy

Joy Cudahy Director of Event Services,
The Breakers Palm Beach

Destination Beachfront Weddings: The Breakers Palm Beach FL


With its world class services and amenities, The Breakers Palm Beach is one of the world's most romantic wedding destinations. From a seaside ceremony to an unforegettable reception, cherish the magic of love with friends and family.