Meet our consultants
The future of native viticulture
Mariana graduated from the University of Food Technologies (UFT) – Plovdiv in 2017 as an oenologist. She joined the team of Seewines as a convincing winning finalist of a joint competition of the company and UFT–Plovdiv. She is an outstanding Sensory Evaluation Expert and well-acquainted with the sensory characteristics of the wine. Since her first year at the university Mariana has been a permanent feature of any group of specialists gathered to talk about wine – the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (2016), the Digital Wine Communication Conference (2015). However, she also understands that wine production begins in the vineyard and she did several traineeships – in the biodynamic winery Caiarossa in Italy and in the Bulgarian Orbelus and Four Friends.
Mariana is the new generation of winemakers, in which more and more ladies are coming in, and we look forward to the moment when we take a sip of their wine. Seewines takes part in the wine selection and is at your service when you need professional advice.
Terroir from Burgundy to Sakar
Maria is one of the first ladies of the new Bulgarian viticulture. In 2016 she won the Young Oenologist of the Year award of the Union of Oenologists in Bulgaria. Her oenological education started at the Francophone Branch of UFT-Plovdiv and she was later elected to complete her education in Dijon, France, where she graduated with a National French Diploma (DNO) for a Master-oenologist. There she gained experience in 3 wine campaigns – in Burgundy, Bordeaux and Chablis. In Burgundy, she participated in the regional stage of the Vinalies competition, and became a member of the Sommelier Association in Burgundy. Since 2015 she has been an oenologist at the Bratanovi Winery, South Sakar.
Maria is an oenologist from the French School, and her views on the terroir and its advancement will soon bring us many interesting and pleasant moments with her wine. With it the revival of our wine traditions will get a very interesting French nuance. She is a good Seewines team member and an advantage for our clients.
Nicoleta took her masters degree in Oenology and Marketing of Wine in Italy. She has been working in this field for 10 years, focusing on natural and craft wines. She is the only Bulgarian trainee currently in the program of The Institute of Masters of Wine (London), a world-renowned organization that has been promoting the professionalism and knowledge of wine art, science and business for sixty years now.
Nicoleta is part of the team of the bio-dynamic cellar Terre del Ving in Tuscany, author of articles, lecturer, international wine judge and our breeder.
Sommelier in development
Blagoy Kuzmanski lives and works as a sommelier in London. He is currently pursuing a WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) degree. He is preparing for his Master Sommelier (MS) - an exam considered the most difficult of all other professions. However, the learning does not end there. Like he says: A day without learning is a day wasted. He is preparing for the Vinitaly International Academy, the Sud de France Master Level Program, the Sherry Educator and others.
Everything he does is related to wine. He likes his collection of wine books, and spends every free minute planning the next visit to some of the wine regions in the world. He travels a lot and works a lot. Blagoy impresses with his knowledge and his enthusiasm and energy are contagious. His Seewines selections will charm and surprise you.
A French winemaker in Italy
Juliane Renault discovers his passion for wine thanks to his grandfather, a winemaker in Corbières, Southern France. He began to make his first wines at the age of 14 and studied wine and viticulture in Toulouse and Montpellier. After completing his two master degrees in agronomy and oenology, Julian moved to California, where he joined the team of one of the world is most famous wineries, Opus One.
Since 2014, he has been running the organic and bio-dynamic wine cellar of Caiarossa in Tuscany, Italy, and training manufacturers around the world on the principles of bio-dynamics and organic viticulture. Juliane Renault believes that the minimal intervention of the oenologist during wine making is the right way for wine to express the real potential of the terroir.
For Seewines he presents a selection of small and interesting wineries in Italy, as well as his own wine, of course.
Learn more about the team
Behind the idea of this wine shop stands a group of friends-connoisseurs of fine wines and friends who love wine and enjoy it with or without an occasion. :)
We also believe in its beneficial properties - especially we appreciate its ability to unite people, to create good emotions and feelings, to help communicate, to untangle the imagination. We know there are others out there like us and that there will be more and more people looking to try a different wine with specific mannerism and characteristics.
We created Seewines as a shop we always wanted to visit, but still have not found, however, we chose to be digital first because everything new should be ... new. Online wine shopping has already surpassed the level of convenience and offers more and more advantages. For club members we will also
offer a physical tasting room (very soon), where the virtual and the real will meet, ...
In our online store we offer you a variety of journeys in the world of wine. We will take you to the hills of Tuscany, Umbria, all of Italy; we will show you that France is not just Bordeaux and Burgundy; we will feel together the warmth of Spain, Sicily and the coolness of Austria and Germany; we will introduce you to the cradle of winemaking – Armenia and Georgia. And there are a lot of others Seewines wine routes. We promise to tour the world in search of interesting and impressive wines, and – believe it – it is full of such wines. It will always be interesting and fun to join us. An abundance of flavours and aromas, in the most wonderful combinations, that can surprise you and enchant you without end, because – you know – the wine is endless. It comes from very far and goes well ahead of time. We have the privilege of enjoying it in one of its periods – that of our lives.