Resumé

It’s a pleasure to welcome you on my site. A strong connection with wines and wine business was always an important part of my life.

Let me introduce myself a bit. I hold my B.Sc degree in Viticulture and Oenology Engineering. I graduated from Corvinus University of Budapest in Hungary in 2008. During my studies I visited all the Hungarian wine regions. Later, I was a flying winemaker in South Africa and New Zealand. In Hungary I was an assistant winemaker and chef winemaker.

I have high level white and red wine making process knowledge. My leadership and management skills are strong. Wine events organizing, purchasing and sales tasks were also part of my job.

I love to taste and analyze wine. In fact, there were periods in my life when I tasted about 70 wines per a day. I also served as a wine judge in the Tokaj wine association.

Melinda Szabó

2008 Corvinus University of Budapest – B.Sc Viticulture and Oenology Engineer
2009 Distillery technician
2009-2011 University of Debrecen – Tourism & Catering Economics
2012-2014 University of Lodz – International Economics and Business
2015 WSET  (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Award

Wine work experiences:

  • Spring Creek Vintners – Marlborough Valley, New Zealand – laboratory supervisor
  • Füleky Cellar – Tokaji wine region, Hungary – assistant winemaker
  • Tokaji Napkorona Birtok – Tokaji wine region, Hungary – winemaker
  • Saint Clair Family Estate – Marlborough Valley, New Zealand – winery intern
  • Vrede en Lust Wine Estate – Franschhoek wine region, South Africa – assistant winemaker
  • Chateau Dereszla Winery – Tokaji wine region, Hungary – assistant winemaker
  • Saint Clair Family Estate – Marlborough Valley, New Zealand  – winery intern
  • Nyakas Cellar – Etyek–Budai wine region, Hungary – winery intern
  • Gróf Degenfeld Winery – Tokaji wine region, Hungary – winery intern

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