Hello, I'm Nina
I'm an enthusiastic Oenologist from Stellenbosch, South Africa, with a passion for sharing my love of wine with others.
With a joint master's degree in Wine Tourism Innovation from the Universities of Bordeaux, Tarragona, and Porto, I'm committed to creating unforgettable wine tourism experiences and helping wineries and other wine businesses reach their social media goals.
As an independent tour guide in Champagne, I'm thrilled to show you the many wonders of the region and help you discover the rich history and viticulture practices that make Champagne so unique.
Whether you're a wine tourist or a wine business, I'm here to help you connect with others and make your mark in the industry. Let's work together and make your wine dreams a reality!
Since graduating, with a BSc degree in Viticulture and Oenology, I have worked over 10 harvests in South Africa, California, New Zealand, Austria, Switzerland, Australia and France. I believe a good winemaker does not only have a firm knowledge/understanding of Oenology and Viticulture but also practical experience in the cellar, vineyard, marketing, and wine tourism.
In 2017, I started an Instagram account Wine and Wonderlust, to document my wine journey and to educate wine enthusiasts about wine and viticulture. Instagram is the perfect platform to combine my love for photography, wine, and writing. Wine and Wonderlust has grown into a micro-blog, with 12 K followers on Instagram, where I share educational wine information or wine recommendations .
In 2020 I enrolled in the WINTOUR (Wine Tourism Innovation) Master’s program, and moved to Europe, to learn more about the wine industries of Spain, France, and Portugal. During the last few months of my studies, I moved to Champagne (one of my favourite wine regions) and started working with Ay Champagne Experience as a private tour guide . I love being an ambassador for Champagne and teaching wine tourists about winemaking and the region of Champagne and I will start studying for the WSET level 3 in 2023.