Sarah Heller is a wine expert, content creator and visual artist based in Hong Kong and at 30 is Asia Pacific’s youngest Master of Wine.
Sarah is a partner in the Almásy Collection of Central European wines and brand ambassador and design collaborator with Lucaris Crystal; she also sits on the faculty of the Vinitaly International Academy and is a Consultant for WINE100, China’s largest wine competition. She is the creator of an art series called Visual Tasting Notes; her educational videos have over 3 million students. She is regularly invited to speak on several topics including Italian wine, Asian wine markets, wine marketing and Ecommerce and also regularly judges wine competitions like the Cathay Pacific HKIWSC, Decanter Asia Wine Awards and WINE100.
Having graduated from Yale University with a fine art degree, Sarah began her career in the New York and Hong Kong wine trades and wineries in France and Italy. She was Executive Director of events and education firm Meiburg Wine Media in Hong Kong for three years. As well as being a Master of Wine and AIWS, Sarah is a SWE Certified Specialist of Wine and Spirits. Sarah speaks English, Chinese, German, Italian and French with some proficiency in Spanish and her 2018 goal is to tackle Korean.
Awards and Recognition
Hong Kong Tatler Gen.T List
Wineluxe Magazine Person of the Year
Austrian Wine Marketing Board Outstanding Achievement Award for highest overall score in the Master of Wine exams
Villa Maria Prize for the MW Viticulture Paper
Errazuriz Award for the MW Business of Wine Paper
Robert Mondavi Winery Award for MW Theory
The Drinks Business’ Asian Awards Young Achiever of the Year
Prestige Hong Kong 40 Under 40
Vintners’ Cup and IWSC Scholarship
Ethel Childe Walker Prize for Art (Yale University)