Cellar is bringing a professional sommelier to your home or office with private wine education classes. Choose from one of our already suggested topics, or we can create a custom class for you.

We will bring the wine, the professional sommelier and wine glasses to you. Just relax and we’ll take care of the rest.

Meet Carolien
Sommelier | Winemaker

Carolien started her wine career at a young age with her studies at the hospitality school “Ter Duinen” in Belgium. When she graduated she extend her studies through the “L’Université du Vin at Suze La Rousse” a university in Fran 

She was approached by Château Castigno, a boutique winery in the Languedoc region in France, where she was offered a role as their sales manager. During her 5 years at Château Castigno she completed her WSET Diploma and came to the realisation that she wanted to delve deeper into the winemaking side of the industry.

Carolien has now completed 4 vintages in Hawkes Bay and had been working in a permanent cellar role at Villa Maria since 2020 before becoming assistant winemaker at Ashridge in 2022. During this time, she has come to realise that Hawke’s Bay is the place where she wants to be. Outside of work you will find her in the kitchen making bread or exploring the outdoors. Because of her Belgium inheritance, she refuses to drink Heineken.

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