Our team

The Wine Fairy (Katie Barratt)

Wine Educator & Journey Director

Winefairy (Katie) is one of our two incredible wine educators and is based in Cape Town. She specializes in wines of South Africa, yet her knowledge extends beyond, having traveled around Europe quite a lot. Witty and always fun, Katie would be able to make a beer lover switch to wine through her fun and engaging teachings. Beyond her knowledge of wine (and of the Cape Town region), Katie is also a fantastic journey director, always eager to make sure our guests are not just well taken care of, but "wowed" by their experience. She truly goes above and beyond!

In her own words: “It has been a long journey realizing the dream, but through hard work, much practice (tasting aka drinking) and many studies later here we are. I believe in Brand South Africa and go to every effort to showcase the splendor that is the Cape Winelands. Having  grown up in England and moving to South Africa in the early 1980’s my love for this country is deeply rooted and where better than surrounded by magnificent vineyards and the fruits of those vines. Wine is often thought of as elitist and can be quite intimidating, I strive to demystify the mystery that is wine and just simplify the essence of what is in your glass and why you like it. You’d be amazed at how exciting it is when someone just ‘gets’ it. It is so satisfying to me to educate and share the passion and see the fire that ignites the soul to yearn for more,. I just love wine”.

Journeys

New Zealand at a Glance 2020 Edition
Oceania December 2020

New Zealand at a Glance 2020 Edition

New Zealand
A Taste of Tuscany
Europe September 2020

A Taste of Tuscany

Chianti, San Gimignano, Volterra, Siena, Florence and much more
A Taste of South Africa – Week 1
Africa April 2020

A Taste of South Africa – Week 1

Cape Town, Knysna & Kruger National Park
A Taste of South Africa  -Week 2
Africa April 2020

A Taste of South Africa -Week 2

Cape Town, Knysna & Kruger National Park