Her passion for the land led her to study Agronomic Engineering and after a harvest internship at a small producer in the Lisbon region, she went on to specialise in viticulture and oenology. Actively involved in harvests from the Alentejo to California, the wine market sparked her curiosity and she felt the need to move into the fascinating world of marketing and sales. From 2008, she managed the wine portfolio of a key Portuguese distributor, where she worked with many well-known producers. She continued this work for many years, gathering experience in an area close to her heart, adding a postgraduate course in wine business to her CV. Then, bringing together the best of both worlds, she took a step closer to the vineyards, vines and winery, taking over the management of the domestic market for an innovative group of Douro producers. What followed were several years of experience in one of her favourite regions, until her wine adventures led her to cross paths with Kranemann Wine Estates.