Kirsta and Aaron Grauberger are a brother and sister team of sommeliers that were raised in the ski resort town of Breckenridge, CO. It is those tourist town roots that began their journey of excellence in hospitality and started their lifelong passion for food and wine.
Kirsta and Aaron had always wanted to start a restaurant together. They both began working in the restaurant industry full time in 2004, where they both worked at an Italian restaurant in Delray Beach. They were both there for about a year, when Kirsta took a Restaurant Manager position at the beautiful and award winning Sundy House in Delray Beach. Aaron then joined the Darden organization and began working at Season’s 52 in Boca Raton where he stayed honing his service and wine knowledge. In 2009 he was given the opportunity to work for a wine distributor and enjoyed learning that side of the business before opening Market 17.
The Sundy House is where Kirsta enjoyed learning the management and wine sides of fine dining. Kirsta then took the opportunity to work at the acclaimed 4 star restaurant Johnny V in Ft. Lauderdale. She joined Johnny V and held the positions of General Manager and Wine Director. It was here where she really fell in love with the world of wine and ran a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence program that included over 500 labels. She has been named a Top Sommelier by Ocean Drive and won other awards and wine competitions. She is currently pursuing her advanced certification with the Court of Master Sommeliers.
Market 17's commitment to excellence doesn't stop at our food.
The goal is to provide a familial community environment, where the charm of warm hospitality and professional friendly service is experienced each and every visit