My name is Philippa – I’m a New Zealander and have been living in Switzerland since 2015.
I lived in London for 15 years where I worked in the City. Returning to London after a project in Hong Kong I met a charming Swiss/English chap. Ten years and two kids later we decided to up sticks and move to Geneva.
One of the perks of my job was being wined and dined at swanky restaurants in London. I realised I had a lot to learn! Luckily my office was around the corner from Berry Bros… After a few random purchases I enrolled in a wine course with Master of Wine Rebecca Lamont. I kept on with the studies and am now working towards the WSET Diploma.
Aroha is the Māori word for love, and we love wine!
Aroha Wine is my way of laying down roots in my new homeland and connecting with the land of my family…whilst enjoying some wonderful bottles along the way.