Pour a glass of wine and join Wendy and special guest Stéphanie Rigourd at 5.30pm (AWST), Thursday the 1st October, on our Facebook page for our monthly online wine chat. One of Singapore’s most sought after Sommeliers, Stéphanie will be bringing in a Burgundy from her collection to help discuss the differences between New World and Old World wines.
Stéphanie’s wine pedigree includes positions such as the Wine Director at Singapore’s Raffles Hotel and she was the first sommelier consultant for the Hilton and Conrad group in Singapore and Indonesia.
While visiting Margaret River, Stéphanie joined us at the Tasting Room and has been a friend of Passel Estate and supporter of our wines since our very first vintage. She is thrilled to be sharing her passion with us; discussing the beauty of both French and Australian wines, and the differences in terroir, history, winemaking and expression of place.
This is a wine date you will not want to miss!
A little more about Stéphanie:
Stephanie graduated as a sommelier from the renowned wine school of Tain L ’Hermitage in Rhone Valley, France after two years of intensive wine trainings in vineyards, wineries and luxury Hotels and restaurants.
Singapore, 2009 – she was first the sommelier consultant for Hilton & Conrad, covering Singapore and Indonesia. Working as well for the owner of Hilton Singapore and the F1 Singapore Mr. Ong BS, she was taking care of his VIP events, selecting and serving wines for F1 Singapore and politicians such as Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. Later, she joined Raffle Hotel Singapore as the Wine Director for 3 years.
Stephanie nourishes her passion and wine knowledge with annual pilgrimages to vineyards of both new and old world, visiting hundreds of wineries and making wine. It is by this total immersion that she brings the life and joy of wine to share with people everywhere. Passionate by the wine making, she produced her own wine in Burgundy on the vintage 2008.
She created “The Wine Apprentice”, where unique blind wine tastings allows both wine connoisseurs as well as beginners to enjoy wine and learning through a full sensory exploration. Stephanie believes in truly experiencing wine, away from the “yayapapaya”- aloofness often associated with wine.
Stephanie has been appointed last year the Private Sales Director for the Vintage Club wine company.