Antonia Quast is passionate about wine and the business of wine. With over 20 year experience in the wine industry, Antonia has effectively fulfilled roles as: wine educator, sales and marketing director, winery manager, brand manager, restaurateur, sommelier and wine judge. She has even tried her hand at wine making. Princess Grape also holds Level II certification with The Wine and Spirit Trust (London, UK). WSET is the largest credentialing body in the world today. Upon completion this will ultimately lead her to the revered Master of Wine degree.
In her extensive experience Antonia has represented many prestigious brands and wineries from all 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 all countries she has been involved in the wine business.
- Palazzo Wines
- Bennet Lane Winery
- Kristian Story Wines
- Warrant Wine
- Ratt n Roll Wines
- Bonneau Winery
- Conn Valley Vineyards
- Ghosthorse Vineyards
Antonia is available to speak at events, corporate meetings, wine festivals, sales teams and in home. Through Princess Grape, training is available for wine education, upselling & closing techniques for wine sales,, winery revenue increase & distribution mindshare programs. Antonia’s wholesale and trade experience specializes in distribution expansion, implementing three tier pricing, programming & POS for trade and direct to consumer sales and brand image.
Antonia brings enthusiasm, experience and integrity to her leadership in the wine industry.