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Jonas Tofterup MW

Jonas Tofterup MW

Became an MW 2019

Based in Spain

Nationality Danish

Languages Danish, English, French, Spanish, German


Jonas, who is based in Spain, is the first Danish Master of Wine. He holds an M.Sc. in Viticulture and Oenology. He has worked as a winemaker at a number of wineries, from the main wine regions in Northern Spain to Yecla, Stellenbosch, Baden, Rheingau and in Denmark. Jonas is a partner at Bodegas Trenza in Spain, where makes wine with his brother, David Tofterup. In parallel he owns & teaches at Iberian Wine Academy, a wine school which offers WSET qualifications in Málaga.

Primary area(s) of work: Wine production, Trade, Communication

Industry sector(s): Winemaking, Sales, Business owner, Buying, Educator, Consultant, Wine judge, Import/Export

Wine styles: Sherry, Still white, Still red, Still wines

Wine region expertise: Chile, Germany, Rheingau, Ribera del Duero, Galicia, Spain, Jerez

Market expertise: Europe, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Spain

Specialisms: Processing of grapes, Fermentation, Maturation and blending, Economics of wine production, Elevage / maturation, Blending, Preparation of finished wine for bottling, Packing and labelling, Sensory evaluation , Financial and commercial structures, Identifying and meeting consumer demand, Routes to market, Distribution, Supermarket and multiple retail, Branding, Wine judging