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About Us

We love to share our knowledge with you!

Grape Skills was founded in Heidelberg in 2018. As a wine school, we have specialised in WSET® courses from the very beginning. Since then, we have successfully trained over a thousand students for their certification.

We are all WSET® graduates ourselves and are passionately committed to this way of learning about the wines of the world. This makes us all the more excited to share our wine knowledge with you. 

We would be delighted to advise you on your journey to become a wine professional. Whether you come to us with a professional background or as a private wine enthusiast, we look forward to exchanging ideas with you!

 

What we value most:  

 

  • Knowledge at a high level: We regularly train ourselves to keep up with the wine world.

  • We are WSET® Certified Educators and, thanks to our experience, know exactly how to convey wine knowledge appropriately - training professionals with passion!

 

  • In our courses, we consciously keep the groups small and create an atmosphere that allows you to concentrate on learning.

  • Support at your level: We assist our students from where they are - from beginners to professionals. We support you with your course preparation and offer you opportunities to continue learning after you graduate from WSET®.

  • We look forward to getting to know our course participants - you are incredibly diverse and always have an exciting, personal wine story to share. Good vibes are guaranteed with you!

Meet The Team

Cynthia Ribeiro-Richter

Cynthia Ribeiro-Richter

Managing Director / Educator

WSET Diploma in Wines & Spirits
WSET Certified Educator
Accredited Bordeaux Educator - Certified Sherry Educator - ICEX Spanish Wine Specialist
Executive MBA in Marketing
Master of Wine Student ST2

Isabel Kottmann

Isabel Kottmann

Educator

WSET Diploma in Wines & Spirits
WSET Certified Educator
Diplom Kauffrau
Hotelfachfrau

Alison Flemming MW

Alison Flemming MW

Consultant / Educator

Master of Wine
Educator
Consultant

Veronika Vidmar

Veronika Vidmar

Students Assistant / WSET Level 2

WSET Level 2 in Wines
Hotel Business Economist
Glion Int. Hotel Management Certificate

Christine Scharrer

Christine Scharrer

Educator

WSET Diploma in Wines & Spirits
Weinakademiker
Accredited Bordeaux Educator - Certified Cava Educator - ICEX Spanish Wine Specialist
MBA in Wine Marketing and Management, Bordeaux

Hiltraut Schwarz

Hiltraut Schwarz

Educator - Spirits

WSET Certified Educator - Spirits
WSET Level 3 in Wines
London Bar School Certificate
ORECO Cognac Certificate

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