22 Wine Girls To Follow On Instagram (Part One)
Updated: Feb 21
From Traveling winemakers, Sommeliers to Wine Artists and Wine enthusiasts: These are the Wine girls you should be following on Instagram!
Instagram has become the perfect platform to share your passion about almost any niche and also a great place to learn new things. Over the last 2 years, my Instagram account became my wine diary, where I combined my love for wine, photography and travel. When you really want to grow your Instagram account , you have to network and engage with similar Instagram accounts, so that's what I did and I met some amazing wine girls! Clicking on any of the photos in this blog post will redirect you to the specific Instagram account-making it very easy to follow them.
Each unique in their own way, they all the same have the same #winegoal: They Inspire, create and educate the wine lovers community. I have compiled a list of Instagram accounts to follow and asked each girl to introduce herself. I wanted to keep the blog post short enough, so decided to divide it into parts. Click here for part two! I personally think each account on my list it pretty amazing and have a special wine story, so scroll down and read more and if you have Pinterest, make sure to "Pin" this List
Working 9 to 5 in London, it wasn’t uncommon for Kirsty to spend 5 to 9 in a wine bar.
" I was always excited to try new wines yet knew very little about them, so I enrolled with the Wine Spirit and Education Trust (WSET). The course offered such clarity into the world of wine in an enjoyable way, and I wanted to keep discovering".
Fast forward to today She proudly hold the Advanced WSET with Distinction and She is studying for the notoriously challenging yet very well respected WSET Diploma at their headquarters in London, where they are taught by esteemed Masters of Wine.
To help with studying She post to Instagram- Kirsty_wineknott
"This is an invaluable study tool for me, each post visually helps key facts stick in my memory, and it has connected me to wine lovers all other the world, some of who I am now studying the diploma with!".
Her Instagram account has also provided her with many opportunities, including being a Wine judge for the People's Choice Wine Awards, experiencing harvest time at Clayhill Vineyards this year and being a brand ambassador for Coravin UK. Follow Kirsty's WSET Diploma journey, with a combination of wine, travel, study and social aspects.
Alex Anderson is a Canadian sommelier currently exploring the wine world of Australia with the fastest growing wine start up in Sydney, The Wine Gallery.
There she curates personalized wine selections tailored to the individual tastes and whims of each subscriber. “It's the best!” says Alex, “I engage with way more people about wine in a single day than I ever before. And people just adore having a sommelier at the fingertips!”
Alex has a deep rooted passion for wine, design and people. She loved to explore new ways to communicate wine and engage with other wine lovers.
She is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, holds a WSET Advanced certificate with distinction, and was the runner up in the 2018 Aspiring Sommelier BC competition. You can connect and follow her vibrant and insightful wine endeavours on Instagram @wine.with.alexx and watch her live wine tasting tips at @the_wine_gallery
Elysia (elysiamyers.wineart) is a wine artist and has created a unique category within the art world by using wine as her medium and sole focus.
She didn't set out to become an artist. She started her career in travel PR, but after living abroad for 18 months, She discovered that life can be so much more than a 9-5 job and as she says:"I was determined to create my dream life".
She is obsessed with the spectrum of beautiful colors that wine offers, and creates artwork that expresses the beauty, energy and love behind every bottle of wine. Unlike other mediums, wine starts off as artistry in a bottle, and Elysia loves that she gets to take one work of art and transform into a totally different kind of art.
"The artistry that goes into every bottle of wine is always the foundation of my inspiration. I'm always fascinated when I open a new bottle and get excited to see the color it will produce. "Each piece I create seeks to visually express the beauty of wine and its colors, and I try to incorporate other wine elements in my pieces when I can. I love using corks to create my pieces when possible, to further my connection to the beauty of the winemaking process."
Sara Renee is a native Californian Girl who loves everything the Golden State has to offer and she is a great ambassador for the Napa Valley, with her bubbly personality and stylish outfits .
She shares her wine tasting experiences on her Instagram Bordeaux Blonde and her blog thebordeuxblond.wordpress.com/.
It's her place to write and share her love of wine and tips for traveling to wine country. She has a passion for wine, traveling and meeting new people, make sure to subscribe to her blog and read her Winery Wednesday post!
Delaille Raubenheimer's family moved to the Cape Winelands when she was 16 years old. "Weekends were spent exploring the winelands,and before I knew it I was hooked" says Delaille.
Combining her love for science, nature and wine,studying a bachelors of science degree in Viticulture and Oenology seemed like an obvious choice. Delialle could not wait to learn more about wine from around the world, so She skipped her graduation ceremony to join a winemaking team for her first international harvest in Mendoza, Argentina. She also worked a harvest in Californa, New Zealad and Portugal.
In 2017 She spent few months in China marketing South African wine which she describes as an eye opening experience. Currently Delaille is working as head sommelier at Singita Kruger National Park - with one of the largest collections of South African wine. She decided to start her Instagram account , ladywineland to share her wine journey and says, she loves connecting with other wineos.