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Sommelier Joe Pena holding a glass of Champagne

Joe Pena


With roles at three Michelin-starred restaurants, a cello seat with The Honolulu Symphony and even a stint at a pig farm, Sommelier Joe Pena’s resume reads like some of the world’s best wine lists – rare, varied and full of delightful surprises. Born in Odessa, Texas, Joe got his food and beverage start at the prestigious École Grégoire-Ferrandi culinary school in Paris, France. From there, he expanded his experience at renowned restaurants including Lucas Carton in Paris and L20 in Chicago. He returned to his Texas roots in 2013, joining Four Seasons Hotel Austin as a Restaurant Manager in April 2017. As Ciclo's sommelier, he takes pride in presenting a wine list that highlights the best of the classics – such as Napa Cabernets, Champagne and Italian Nebbiolo and Sangiovese – alongside new varietals and lesser-known wineries that allow guests to discover something new.