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. One of the perks of my job was being wined and dined at fantastic restaurants; I realised I had a lot to learn about wine. Luckily my office was around the corner from the fabulous Berry Bros & Rudd and their wonderful wine cellar. After a few random purchases I enrolled in a wine course with Master of Wine Rebecca Lamont. I kept on with the studies and completed the WSET Diploma in 2023.
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.