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Patricia Stefanowicz MW

Patricia Stefanowicz MW

Became an MW 2001

Based in France

Languages English, French

Patricia Stefanowicz is a Master of Wine, a wine consultant, journalist and educator and a qualified architect and structural engineer, based in London and Paris. She divides her working life between wine and construction project management. Her wine activities include lecturing at the Wine and Spirit Education Trust in London and in the Wine Studies Programme at Plumpton College, University of Brighton. She is the current Chairman of the UK Vineyards Association Wine of the Year Competition and was a contributor to the 3rd Edition of the Oxford Companion to Wine. She is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and is also on the Court of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects in the City of London. Occasionally she combines her two careers and is currently working on two winery projects, one in England and one in France.

Industry sector(s): Business owner, Consultant, Educator, Journalism, Marketing, Project management, QA/QC, Viticulture, Wine judge, Wine tourism, Winemaking

Wine styles: Champagne, Cremant, English sparkling wines, Madeira, Prosecco, Sekt, Sherry, Sparkling wine, Still red, Still rosé, Still white, Still wines, Sweet wines, VDN

Wine region expertise: Abruzzo, Alsace, Auckland, Australia, Austria, Burgundy, California, Canada, Canterbury (NZ), Central Otago, Champagne, Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, England, France, Germany, Hawke's Bay, Hungary Tokaj, Italy, Jerez, Jura/Savoie, Languedoc, Loire, Lombardy, Maremma, Marlborough, Martinborough, Mosel, Nelson, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand, Oregon, Pfalz, Piedmont, Portugal, Priorat, Rheingau, Rheinhessen, Rhone, Ribera del Duero, Rioja, Roussillon, South Australia, South-West France, Spain, Texas, Tuscany, UK, USA, Valencia, Veneto/Friuli, Victoria, Virginia, Washington, Collio

Market expertise: Australia, Canada, China, Eastern Europe, England, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, North America, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Specialisms: Acquisition of vineyards, Clones, Establishment of vineyards, Harvesting of grapes, Life cycle of the vine, Rootstocks and grafting, Structure and composition of grapes, Wine species, Wine varieties, Economics of wine production, Fermentation, Maturation and blending, Stabilisation and clarification, Processing of grapes, Production of sparkling wines, Winery design and construction, Blending, Elevage / maturation, Preparation of finished wine for bottling, Packing and labelling, Quality assurance and control, Branding, Broadcasting, Financial and commercial structures, Food and wine pairing, History of wine, Marketing wine, Wine and health, Wine labels, Wine tourism, Wine judging