Dorli, a university-trained translator, founded Wine+Partners in 1991 while still a student. With tremendous passion and tenacity, she has helmed the firm for more than 30 years, transforming it from a one-woman show into an internationally renowned agency.
After earning a degree in public relations, Ute first worked as a journalist before coming to Wine&Partners in 2000 to assume responsibility for planning and execution of projects. Ute is currently responsible for Penfolds, WienWein, Kellerei Tramin, CulturBrauer, Gault&Millau and Mayer am Pfarrplatz.
Good communication builds bridges and is the key to success. Thanks to many intensive years in journalism, Astrid is not only very familiar with the media industry, but is also very well connected. Since November, she has been heading the PR department and brings her know-how to the international agency.
Thanks to roughly six years of experience at a digital agency, Tanja knows how to work with companies from almost the entire spectrum of industries. Yet her interest was always for the food & beverage sector. As strategic lead for the digital team, she offers a heady mix of practical know-how and a strong theoretical foundation earned through her Master’s degree in “International Wine Marketing.”
Bettina has been with Wine&Partners since 2002, with countless projects domestic and international under her belt. She currently manages sommelier world champion Marc Almert, the culinary think tank Koch.Campus, the Styrian wineries Weingut Muster.Gamlitz, Weingut Langmann and the STK wineries, the culinary concept store Kärntnerei and the Kozlović wine estate in Istria.
Catherine Walbridge joined W+P in December 2022 as the agency looked to expand its international reach and English-language expertise. The London-born journalist and editor grew up in New Zealand and has worked in international media for more than 20 years. She is a former Reuters correspondent, South China Morning Post Deputy International Editor in Hong Kong and New Zealand radio program editor. Her interest in wine and food became part of her professional life when she moved to Vienna and worked at Falstaff magazine for a year.
Marion left the Carinthian countryside behind 20 years ago and started studying journalism and art history in Vienna. She later discovered a passion for journalism and after two years at KURIER newspaper, Marion worked for over a decade in the online editorial department of Falstaff magazine. She now brings her passion and expertise for copywriting to Wine+Partners, because she believes that the world is full of good stories that want to be told.
Wine+Partners brought in Lydia as a top-flight social media specialist. With a background in the fine arts, she brings not only an eye for aesthetic detail, but also the ability to move seamlessly between various online channels. She also gathered experience within the tech world from her time in the Irish capital. Lydia is the creative mind behind our social media strategies, and our first point of contact for online trends.
Marlies discovered her love for wine and fine dining early on. She studied International Wine Business and interned in Napa Valley at a digital wine marketing agency. The sommelière is currently in charge of the Chilean premium winery Viña Montes, the popular Bar Campari in the heart of Vienna and is responsible for the entire digital communication of the Independent Breweries of Austria.
Growing up in the oldest red wine town in Austria, Sarah came into contact with the topics of wine and culinary at an early age. This resulted in a logical step when it came to entering professional life. Even before graduating with a bachelor's degree in Public Relations and Communications, Sarah knew she wanted to plunge into agency work. Since July, she has been supporting the team at Wine+Partners.
With parents who were wine traders and restauranteurs, her love for wine began at an early age. However, Franziska took a different direction after graduating from high school, studying illustration and later advertising design. Wine+Partners offered the opportunity of reuniting these two passions. She is not only involved in the agency’s graphic design but jumps in to support numerous other projects.
Henrike discovered her passion for wine at the age of 16 in South Australia. She furthered her knowledge by studying International Wine Business at Geisenheim and enriched her expertise through hands-on experiences across 7 renowned wine regions. Her pursuit of a Master's in Agricultural and Food Economics took her to Vienna, where her deep-rooted passion led her to join Wine+Partners. There, she now brings her wine expertise to Tentuta Monteti and the Markus Molitor winery, among others.
Casiana was 19 years old, when she moved from Romania to Salzburg where she studied Tourism and Events Management at Tourismusschule Klessheim. Afterwards she came to Vienna to follow her first passion for PR and so she started doing her bachelor’s degree in Media & Communications. Having five years of experience in the Austrian Hospitality Industry behind her, she started at Wine+Partners as a PR Assistant, as it combines everything she enjoys most.
Birgit grew up in a winery, attended a fashion-school in Vienna and worked as a fashion-designer and strategic retail manager for 28 years. Among other things, she organized more than 70 events. In 2019 Birgit returned to her roots and now runs her own little company for private dining called “Wanderköchin mit Herz”. As a private cook she prefers regionally und seasonally inspired menus. Since 2022 she has also been bringing her experience to Wine+Partners, cooking for the team, taking care of office matters and helping to organize events.
After nine years in the finance departments of international media agencies, Marina, who hails from the Waldviertel region, joined Wine+Partners in September 2022. She discovered her love for wine and gourmet topics while attending tourism school in Krems. Wine+Partners enables her to unite her passions for wine and cuisine with her love of figures and processes.
In numerous columns and two books, the native of the Pfalz region of Germany reported on local winegrowers. She would later earn a Master’s degree in Public Relations and Communications in Vienna. Since 2016, this child of a winegrowing family has supported Wine+Partners through projects and events for German and other international customers. After her maternity leave she works now with trinkreif, Gut Hermannsberg and the Rubin Carnuntum estates.
After a bachelor’s degree in International Wine Business and a master’s degree in Content & Media Strategy in the Netherlands, Katharina was gaining experience with Buero Medienagenten and Vinea Wachau, and is a part of the Wine+Partners team since the beginning of 2022. The sommelière, who comes from a family winery, is currently doing her second master’s degree in viticulture and oenology. With her natural knack for wine, she is responsible for the Douro Boys as well as Aux Bulles.
After studying photography at the Höhere Graphische Bundes- Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt in Vienna, Julia decided to study journalism. This ultimately led her to journalism. She has been supporting the team at Wine+Partners since February.
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