About us

The mentors

Wilmy Matton and Plansel Team

In 2016, Dorina Lindemann found in Wilmy Matton a reliable partner for the Dutch market. Both Dorina and Wilmy are wine lovers and very passionate in passing on their own wine knowledge to a new audience. When Wilmy decided to become an official teacher for WSET, the first step towards opening a wine school was set. 

Wilmy Matton about us
Passions: Portugal, Food and Wine!
dorina
Passions: Alentejo, Wine, Winemaking, Grape varieties!

About Wilmy

In 2010, I decided, together with my husband, to follow my heart and combine my two passions: Portugal and wine. I already had been importing moped bike spare parts from Portugal, but now decided to switch to importing wine. What followed was a career switch and I became a professional Portuguese wine importer in the Netherlands. Of course, you don’t become a professional wine importer overnight so I followed several courses from WSET and finished my new specialization in wine importing at the Escola de Viticultura e Enologia da Bairrada, 
in Anadia.
 
 
During my wine importing studies, I discovered that the knowledge of Portuguese wines in Holland was very poor and I decided that had to change. I followed the course for becoming a WSET official wine educator in 2014 and completed this with success. Since then, I’ve started my work as a wine teacher in Holland. 
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To even further increase my wine knowledge I went to Madeira in 2015 where I followed the course of Madeira Wine Ambassador.  
 
In order to 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 fine dining.Nowadays, I am happy to say that this, along with the wine teaching, is my daily job.

About Dorina and Quinta de Plansel

Plansel is a family owned winery founded in 1997 by Dorina Lindemann. Dorina is the daughter of an international respected wine plant selector from Portugal: Jorge Böhm. Mr. Böhm has passed his passion and consolidated knowledge about the native Portuguese grape  varieties to his daughter.  
 
In 2001, Quinta da Plansel launched one of the first mono varietals wines, a 100% Touriga Nacional, onto the market. 
 
Dorina is a passionate winemaker with a specialized knowledge of Portuguese grape varieties from the Plansel nursery, located in the beautiful surroundings of the Alentejo. 
 
A better environment and team to learn the international skills of the WSET approved method of wine tasting, cannot be found!

What we offer

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About the school

Plansel and Wilmy Matton are offering this profound wine education in several languages. Allcourses will be held in Quinta da Plansel, Alentejo, Portugal.  

School Location

Welcome to the winery Quinta da Plansel! We are located about 100km from Lisbon, in the southeastern part of the city of Montemor-o-Novo. We have around 75 hectares of vineyards which are an integral part of the DOC area of Évora. The region has a temperate climate with Mediterranean characteristics. The temperatures drop quickly with the sunset and, because of the maritime influence, night-time temperatures can easily get below 18 ºC. The cool nights guarantee a good acidity and an aromatic profile favoured by grape varieties of reference from Quinta da Plansel: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Verdelho and Gouveio. The winery integrates seamlessly in its magnificent surrounding scenery, consisting of vineyards, olive trees, cork oaks, cattle invading the peaceful extensive plains, and natural parks.

know about the courses

The Plansel International Wine School will be offering wine training from WSET in the heart of Portugal, Alentejo.