Photography: ©Trevor

I grew up between two small villages in the provinces of Ourense and Pontevedra, where wine and vineyards have always been part of the everyday life. Someday I became telecommunications engineer, but I think wouldn’t be able to install my own Wi-Fi today. I majored in marketing studying in different business schools and then worked in banking for almost ten years. At that time wine had already captivated me; I had started my training in 2007 and travelled to see the vineyards of the world: California, Argentina, South Africa, Chile, New Zealand. Italy, France, Germany…

In 2010 my partner at that time and I decided to found the Galician Wine Institute and offer specialized training to wine professionals in Galicia. A fantastic experience that convinced me that it was all about wine for me and that I should leave my comfortable chair in the bank to devote all my time to it. It wasn’t an easy decision at all, but it allowed me to get the international Wine & Spirit Education Trust recognition.

Galicia Wine Academy is the penultimate step of the way. A means to share with you the passion for this land and for wine through courses and trips in a simple and fun way. One way to live much closer to nature and to the people. If you want to come with me, I’ll be pleased to assist you in discovering it.

Jorge Vila, director.

* For an extended resume, click here.

         Rúa de San Roque 69, 3B
         36204 Vigo (Pontevedra)

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