Meet The Mentors

Elsa Macdonald, Master of Wine

Arterra Academy of Wine

Elsa Macdonald was a management consultant in the telecom and financial sectors until 2003, when she heeded the call to pursue her passion for wine and changed careers. Now leading Wine Education at Arterra Wines Canada and developing strategy for their luxury portfolio “Principle Fine Wines”, Elsa shares her knowledge and zeal for wine with sommeliers, WSET Diploma students and trade professionals across the country. She is past-President of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers Ontario Chapter and is certified by the same body. When she isn't teaching or tasting or adhering to COVID restrictions, you can find Elsa exploring the world’s wine regions where she continues to cultivate her experiences and engage others in her passionate pursuits. Elsa also holds a master of science (telecom) from Syracuse University, New York and a bachelor's degree from Ryerson University, Toronto. 

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