Tracey Dobbin

Tracey is the head educator at AUTOUR DU VIN. Based out of Bordeaux since 2011 Tracey is originally from Newfoundland and recently became the first person from Atlantic Canada to receive the prestigious Master of Wine certification! There are only 409 Masters of Wine around the world, including 10 from Canada. She also holds an MBA in wine management and marketing and a Master of Science degree.

Tracey brings a range of experiences from the wine industry. This includes instructing WSET® courses to Qatar Airways crew in the Middle East, market research for a Grand Cru property in Bordeaux, marketing with Canadian distribution agencies, retail sales, and service in tourism and hospitality and is the co-owner of Les 3 Cavistes, an importing agency in Canada.

Add to that her extensive travels to many classic wine regions, visiting both leading properties as well as small artisanal producers. These experiences bring her classes to life.

Tracey is an avid distance runner, which these days includes chasing after her 1 year old daughter when she’s not enjoying a glass of wine at the kitchen island surrounded by family and friends.

 

 

WSET® Certifications

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.

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Testimonials

  • Tracey is a passionate and knowledgeable teacher who does her uttermost to make sure everyone is involved and understands what she is talking about. Her extensive knowledge about wine makes her a trustable teacher

    Isabella Ankarberg
    Assistant Product Manager - Sweden

  • Tracey is an excellent instructor. Not only is she highly knowledgeable, but her passion and enthusiasm for wine manifests itself in her teaching style. Her classes are fun, engaging and bring the subject matter to life. Tracey's courses provide students…

    Genevieve R.
    - USA

  • 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 -

  • 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…

    Karen Nause
    - Halifax, Canada

  • As two food & wine enthusiasts not directly involved in the hospitality or wine industry, we were interested in furthering our knowledge of wine and spirits. We found the WSET curriculum and the course levels offered by Autour du Vin to be very appealing. Since Septembre 2014,…

    Joëlle Désy & James Nicholson
    - Halifax, Canada

  • Tracey's tutoring wine guided tastings are a combination of high standards and a practical, fun approach. The wines selected and tasted communicate her passion for discovering and presenting wines both for didactic reasons and for pleasure.

    Davide Agus
    Wine Consultant - Italy

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