Meet Tasmania’s WSET students-Bangor Wine & Oyster Shed

Vanessa Dunbabin of Bangor Wine & Oyster Shed contacted me to enquire about the WSET Wine & Spirit Education Trust courses a long time before they had even opened their Cellar Door. After successfully completing her Level 2, opening the Shed with her husband and oyster farmer neighbours, Vanessa sent her team along to study with me as well.

Vanessa Dunbabin

Vanessa tells you in her own words a bit more about her experience with the WSET Wine & Spirit Education Trust in Tasmania.

Course Studied:


WSET Level 2
What made you decide to study for a WSET qualification? Opening a new cellar door, and wanting to broaden my understanding of wine to share this with our customers.
How did studying the WSET qualification change your approach to wine? I am more confident in my ability to assess and compare wine. I know more about the different characteristics to look for in different wines. I also have a greater appreciation of the different wine regions of the world and the wine styles they produce. When I taste a wine I have a greater understanding of where that wine sits in the international wine scene.
What would you say to potential students of the WSET in Tasmania?  I highly recommend undertaking a WSET course.   It gives a detailed understanding of wine and a capacity to assess wine that form the basis of a life long journey in the wine industry.