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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 specialized in the WSET® courses from the very beginning. Since then we have successfully recruited several hundred students for your certificate trained. We are all WSET® graduates ourselves and are passionate about this way of learning about the world's wines. And all the more fun makes us want to share our wine knowledge with you. We would be happy to advise you on your way to becoming a wine professional. It doesn't matter whether you come to us with a professional background or as a private wine enthusiast: we look forward to talking to you!

What is important to us: 

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

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

  • At ourcourses we deliberately keep the groups small and create an atmosphere thatfocused learningallows.

  • Accompaniment at eye level: We pick up our students from where they are - from beginners to professionals. We support you in your course preparation and offer you opportunities to continue learning after your WSET® degree.

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

Team Members

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

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

Veronika Vidmar

Veronika Vidmar

Students Assistant / WSET Level 2

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

Alison Flemming MW

Alison Flemming MW

Consultant / Educator

Master of Wine
Educator
Consultant

Isabel Kottmann

Isabel Kottmann

Educator

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

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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