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 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…

    Benedicte Helvershou
    Product Manager - Norway

  • 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 -

  • Sitting in Switzerland by lake Geneva and sipping some local gamay, swirling and checking out red fruits and acidity :)) omg your class was soooo interesting and I am so impressed how knowledgeable you are! And inspiring!! You have a…

    Helga Natas
    Sovex Grands Chateaux - Export Manager -

  • Just wanted to say thanks again for your great instruction in the class this past week.  You made the experience approachable, fun, and of course educational.  I am not sure if I will pursue level 4, but I feel this…

    Nathan Pryor, Managing Partner,
    Mainbrace International Ltd. - Halifax, Canada

  • 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…

    Megan McDonald
    Raymonds Restaurant - Halifax, Canada

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