Erin Turcke is DipWSET® Certified, a Certified Sommelier and a French Wine Scholar. Upon completing the WSET Diploma in 2018, Erin finished among the top percentile of graduating candidates and was awarded the Napa Valley Vintners Scholarship for outstanding results.
Her wine education started at the famed Raymonds Restaurant in St. John’s, Newfoundland where she worked as the Sommelier for five years. She is currently managing the wine program at The Inn at Bay Fortune on Prince Edward Island which is owned and operated by celebrity chef Michael Smith.
Erin transitioned into wine after a fifteen year stretch in the night kitchens of artisan bread baking. She holds a culinary diploma from the Stratford Chefs School and has published a book on sourdough bread.
WSET® represents the world reference for wine training. Spread over three successive levels, the course offered delivers internationally recognized diplomas at each stage. WSET® education is for everyone, amateurs and professionals alike.
Tracey is the best teacher I have ever had. She is amazingly patient and she refuses to let go before she has found the proper way to explain to me the things I don't understand, using different metaphors, approaches and…
Product Manager - Norway
I had the privilege of taking some private tasting sessions with Tracey over the course of a year. Each tasting was themed to focus on a particular region, and each class began with a detailed introduction of the region and…
Tastings guided by Tracey Dobbin, are always a complete experience. With deep and detailed information of the theme in matter, great wine selection chosen carefully to give a full vision of the theme, and caring so much about the satisfaction…
Priscila Frausto Torres
Project Manager Vinos y Vinos - Monterrey, Mexico
I learned so much from you throughout the course. I since have been asked to train as a junior sommelier at Raymonds. I'm super motivated to learn more and hopefully start level 4 in the new year! Thank you for…
Raymonds Restaurant - Halifax, Canada
As a student of Autour du Vin I wouldn't hesitate to recommend classes to anyone, whether it be someone in the trade or an enthusiast looking to learn more. Tracey has a way of using her personal experience and knowledge that not only makes the…
- Halifax, Canada
I met Tracey Dobbin at an educational weekend I ran in September 2013 at a vineyard near Bristol...Tracey and I decided to run a repeat course over one day in Bordeaux, to correspond with a scheduled MW course...Tracey capably managed…
Dr. Richard Smart
International viticulture scientist and consultant -