After a long period of importing moped spare parts from Portugal, together with my husband, in 2010 I decided to follow my heart and combine 2 passions: Portugal, food and wine. So I switched from profession and became a professional Portuguese wine importer in theNetherlands. To do so I followed several courses from WSET and finished my specialization at the Prova de vinho at the Escola de Viticultura e Enologia da Bairrada, in Anadia.
In the mean time I discovered that the knowledge of Portuguese wines in Holland was very poor and to change that I started to work as a wine teacher. I followed the course as a WSET official wine educator in 2014 with success.
To intensify my specialization I went to Madeira in 2015 where I followed the course for Madeira Wine Ambassador.
Completed those studies the last missing part was to discuss with the sommeliers how to combine the Portuguese wines with the Dutch cuisine. At the Academy of Gastronomy I learned the techniques for these skills and with lots of fun and passion nowadays this is my daily business……. Besides the wine teaching lessons.
Plansel is a family owned winery which was founded in 1997 by Dorina Lindemann, she is the daughter of an international respected and important wine plant selector from Portugal, Jorge Böhm, which has passed his passion and consolidated knowledge about the native portuguese varieties to her.
In 2001, Quinta da Plansel relaunched one of the first mono varietals wines, a 100% Touriga Nacional into the market.
Dorina is a passionate winemaker with the specific knowledge of Portuguese grape varieties from Plansel nursery in the beautiful surroundings of the Alentejo.
With the collaboration of Dorina And the team from Plansel, a better environment to learn the international skills of WSET approved method of wine tasting cannot be found.
Plansel and Wilmy Matton will offer you this profoundly wine education in several languages, the courses will be held in Quinta da Plansel, Alentejo, Portugal. School Location – Welcome to the winery Quinta da Plansel! We are situated about 100km from Lisbon, in the southeastern part of the city of Montemor-o-Novo. We have around 75 hectares of vineyards that are an integral part of the DOC area of Évora. The region has a temperate climate of Mediterranean characteristics. The temperatures fall quickly with the sunset and, with the maritime influence, night-time temperatures are below 18 ºC. The cool nights guarantee a good acidity and an aromatic profile favorable to varieties of reference from Quinta da Plansel: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Verdelho and Gouveio. The scenery is magnificent, with vineyards dotted with olive trees and cork oaks, with the cattle to invade the peaceful extensive plains, natural parks in which the winery integrates seamlessly.