The By-Appointment Networking Group (BANG) is dedicated to catalyzing connections between wine country professionals via curated events at top vineyards.

The By-Appointment Networking Group was founded in April 2014 by Mallory McEligot, with the objective to create a network of individuals who solely work at by-appointment wineries. Over time, membership has expanded to include local drivers, concierge, and caterers who have expressed interest in participating in our specific and targeted networking events.

The By-Appointment Networking Group hosts private events at wineries, hotels, and restaurants. We invite a selection of businesses to showcase their offerings to a focused group of industry professionals. This model has proved successful in fostering inter-winery relationships, as well as lasting connections with trade partners. Our vast network works together to generate new business and revenue for all participating members by referring qualified clientele.

By- Appointment Networking Group has the mission to work in partnership with like minded, highly-selective by-appointment wineries and other comparable businesses (including concierge, chauffeurs, and caterers), allowing them to provide elevated services to their clientele.

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Meet leading industry professionals from Napa and Sonoma Counties. Work collaboratively to bring awareness to your brand and increase your business to business referrals.

Bringing Wineries, Lodging partners and Tour Guides together, in an intimate space, has been a proven model to grow your winery client referral base and help sell more wine. Members are given the opportunity to present their wines, properties, and services during our in person and online events.

Napa's best networking group


Mallory Uran McEligot has worked for Silver Trident Winery, owned by the Founder of Oceania Cruise lines as the Director of Memberships and Events for the last six years, following a career spent with the PlumpJack Group for over 10 years, mostly for their wineries CADE, Odette, and PlumpJack as the Membership Manager.

  • 17 years combined Hospitality Experience in the Restaurant and Wine Industries

  • Awarded Wine Marketer of the Year by The Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco in 2018

  • 5th Generation Napan with a vast network of peers and clients