Antonia Quast, is a certified wine educator and holds the highest certificate with the Wine and Spirit Education (London).
WSET is the largest international credentialing body in the world today. Upon completion, this ultimately leads her to the revered Master of Wine degree.
With over 17 years of experience in the wine business, Antonia is passionate about wine and the business of wine.
Her extensive background in the industry has been as an educator, facilitator, brand manager, sales and marketing director, journalist, restaurateur, sommelier, and wine judge. Antonia has even tried her hand at winemaking.
In these positions, Antonia has represented many prestigious brands and wineries around the world: France (Lafite Rothschild, Baron de Montesquieu), Italy (Argiano, Sassicaia, Tenuta Vitanza, Villa Giada, Plozner, Colognole, Musella), Chile (Montes, Los Vascos), Portugal (Taylor Fladgate, Fonseca), Greece (Boutari), New Zealand (Morton Estates), Germany (Henkell), USA (St. Helena Winery, Bennett Lane Winery, V. Sattui, Peter Paul Wines, Kristian Story Wines). Canada, China, Croatia, Italy, France, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, and the USA are countries she has been involved in the wine business.
Presently consulting for:
Antonia is available to speak at wine events, festivals , corporate meetings. Through Princess Grape, consulting and training is available for wineries for wine education, pr, and sales revenue increase with creative programs and upselling and closing techniques. Antonia`s wholesale experience specializes in distribution expansion for trade with mindshare, programming, POS and sales.