I'm Sandra, the founder of and designer at Vinotopia, and, you guessed it, a massive winelover - welcome to my site!
What's the story behind Vinotopia, you may wonder?
Well, I have a history in brand management for a global consumer goods company, 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 - and that other likeminded people are passionate about too.
I love wine, beautiful things and being creative, and that's how the idea for Vinotopia was born.
I design and curate a beautiful high end selection of products for the passionate wine lover, made by artisans and small family businesses in Australia and around the world, and work with wineries or other clients on custom projects.
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).
One of my favourite customer 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 next events or event visits in late 2017 and early 2018 are:
- 1 Market Street Pop Up Shop, Sydney, Dec 11
- Angel Place Christmas Fair, Sydney, Dec 13
- Hard To Find Christmas Markets, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, Dec 17
- Festivale, Launceston, Feb 2-4
- ProWein Trade Show, Düsseldorf, Germany, March 18-21, 2018.
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.
Note: Photography by Stine Munk Jensen Photography, Manly, NSW.