Your wine companion Claudia Heymann

The world of wines - made accessible for you with passion - to enjoy with all your senses

About me

My professional experience

For over 6 years, I've been cooperating with the leading provider of wine seminars in the Greater Frankfurt area, Weinschule Eckstein wine school.

Since mid-2015 I have been working as a part-time sales specialist and customer advisor at Frankfurt's old and well established Frankhof Weinhandelshaus wine merchants.

In 2016 I started to organise wine tasting events in various locations in the Rhine-Main-area for clients such as banks, real estate agencies, various stock-exchange listed corporations, event agencies and other clients.


My professional qualification

As I am offering my services in Germany but catering mainly to English-speaking clients I hold German as well as international qualifications. In addition, I have gained regional expertise in key global wine-growing areas.

2018: Rheingau Wine & Culture ambassador/ Rheingau guide (certified by Rheingau-Taunus Kultur und Tourismus GmbH) after 6 months of weekly training sessions in the Rheingau wine growing area

2017: VDP.Weinkulturexperte (certified Ambassador for Wine Culture and German Elite Wines) in cooperation with the VDP Association of German Elite Wineries

01/2017 Certified Adviser for German wine at the DWI German Wine Institute

11/2017 Graduation WSET Level 3 Award in Wines & Spirits (Pass with Distinction)

06/2016 Certified Wine Expert Gold, German Wine & Sommelier School 

11/2015 Certified Wine Expert Silver, German Wine & Sommelier School

10/2015 Wine Sensory Seminar, University of Geisenheim University

06/2015 Certified Assistant Sommelier, Wine School IHK Würzburg

06/2015 Graduation WSET Level 2 Award in Wine & Spirits (Pass with Distinction)

04/2015 Training course hosting professional wine tastings, German Wine & Sommelier School


Your wine companion exploring the world’s top wine-growing regions 

Since 2002 I have been exploring my home turf, the German Rheingau. I have explored many of Europe's key wine growing regions and ventured further abroad to the New World of Wines - Americas, Africa and Australia. My typical holiday abroad involves 3 to 5 winery visits every day. I really lost myself in the world of wine - so you don't need to!

08/2022 Wineland Italy: Liguria & Trentino

07/2022 Wineland Italy: Campania

01/2022 South Africa (Cederberg Winery, Constantia, Stellenbosch)

08/2021 South Tyrol/ Alto Adige

02/2020 South Africa (Constantia, Stellenbosch)

03/2019 Prowein Wine Fair, Düsseldorf

02/2019 South Africa (Western Cape viticultural areas, Tulbagh and Swartland)

04/2018 VDP.Weinbörse, Mainz

03/2018 Prowein Wine Fair, Düsseldorf

12/2017 Argentina (focus on Mendoza/ Valle de Uco as well as Valle Calchaqui)

05/2017 Excursion Champagne with the German Wine & Sommelier School

04/2017 Vinitaly, Verona

03/2017 Prowein Wine Fair, Düsseldorf

02/2017 South Africa (Cape South Coast with Elgin, Cape Algulhas, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay as well as the Coastal area with Cederberg, Swartland and Tulbagh)

10/2016 Italy (Veneto - Appellations Lugana and Valpolicella - home of famous Amarone wine) 

06/2016 Italy (Campania: Appellations Costa Amalfitana, DOCG Appellations Greco di Tufo, Fiano di Avellino and Taurasi)

03/2016 Prowein Wine Fair, Düsseldorf

02/2016 South Africa (Plettenberg Bay, Klein Karoo, Robertson & False Bay) 

02/2015 South Africa (Stellenbosch, Franschhoek & Constantia)

04/2014 A solemn reception in the Rheingauer Weinkonvent/ Rheingau Wine Covent in the basilica of Eberbach Monastery 

06/2013 Italy (Sicily)

02/2013 South Africa (Robertson, Stellenbosch & Constantia)

02/2010 Australia (Hunter Valley, Coonawarra, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale & Adelaide Hills)

09/2008 California (Napa Valley & Sonoma) and Oregon (Willamette Valley)

02/2007 Australia (Hunter Valley, Coonawarra, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Swan Valley & Margaret River)

02/2006 Australia (Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley, Coonawarra, McLarenVale, Barossa Valley & Adelaide Hills)

10/2003 California (Napa Valley)