A passion for vines and wines has led our venture to a beautiful house amid the vineyards in the heart of the Loire Valley.
Micaela and Sue are your hosts at La Grande Maison for your Vine Adventure holiday.
Sue Hunt - BSc (Hons) Higher National Diploma Wine Studies WSET, Cert Ed.
Sue studied Wine Studies in England at Plumpton Agricultural College, (associate college to the University of Brighton) www.plumpton.ac.uk She was subsequently employed in their wine department as a Winery Teacher and Technician. Sue also spent 2 years at RidgeView Estate Winery www.ridgeviewestate.com working on all aspects of sparkling wine production from the vineyard to sales. As a former teacher Sue has the skills to lead and deliver the tours and courses in an easygoing style.
Micaela Frow - BA Hotel Management, WSET AC, LHCIMA.
With a degree in Hotel Management Micaela spent the first 15 years of her career in the hotel industry, working for Hilton International in London, Munich and Brussels. Following this she set up a successful computer software company Wallchart International www.wallchart.com in the UK as Sales and Marketing Director and developed international business in Australia, South Africa, USA, Thailand and Europe with accounts such as the BBC, IBM, Lufthansa, British Airways, Voice of America, Comdisco Paris among many other corporate clients. Micaela has also passed the WSET Advanced Certificate (Wine and Spirits Education Trust) examination and has excellent knowledge of local wines and producers