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.


Mallory Uran McEligot founded the By Appointment Networking Group in 2014. Here career started in the hospitality industry in 2004 with a ten year stint working for the PlumpJack Group, primarily at CADE, PlumpJack and Odette Estate Wineries. For the last six years she has worked as Director of Memberships and Events for Silver Trident Winery, owned by the founder of Oceania Cruise Lines, Bob Binder. With a vast history in the hospitality industry, coupled with her familial ties to the Napa Valley and extensive social media marketing experience, she thrives with every opportunity to connect the right person, client or friend to their new favorite experience in wine country.

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

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

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


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.

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