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

  • 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

  • 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…

    Kaitlin Lanthier
    - London

  • 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 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

  • 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 -

  • 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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