I'm Sandra, the founder of and designer at Vinotopia, and, you guessed it, a massive winelover - welcome to my site! This is me, doing what I do best - enjoying a glass of vino (or two..or three)!
What's the story behind Vinotopia, you may wonder?
Well, I have almost a decade of background in brand management for one of the global consumer goods companies, managing brands like Airwick and Dettol.
However, after a one year sabbatical break, backpacking around the world, I decided that corporate world wasn't quite for me anymore. I wanted to do something that I'm really passionate about.
Being a passionate winelover, the idea for Vinotopia was born.
At Vinotopia, we design and curate a beautiful high end selection of products for the passionate wine lover, made by artisans and small family owned businesses in Australia and around the world, and love working with wineries or other clients on custom projects.
One of my favourite projects was a custom branded and scented candles range for De Bortoli's La Boheme wines, and, just recently, working on custom aprons and wine carriers for the first Vinotopia stockist in Germany, Bergdolt-Reif & Nett.
The Vinotopia launch took place at Vino Paradiso in Sydney in November 2015, and the brand is continually growing (now shipping within Australia, to NZ, Germany, UK and the US).
Below are some impressions from the launch.
The next events or visits in early 2017 are:
- Rogue Lifestyle Tradeshow, Sydney, Feb 17-19
- The Wine Society Summer Wine Fair, Sydney, Feb 24-25
- St. Ives Food & Wine Festival, Sydney, March 5
- Prowein Tradeshow, Duesseldorf, Germany, March 19-21
If you'd like to catch up at any of these events, please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know.