Meet Allard and Kristian, Managing Partners Eleanor Wine
In the summer of 2005, Allard was overlooking the vineyards of Château Smith Haut Lafitte at the Terrace of Les Sources de Caudalie. Drinking from a bottle of their white wine, with the sun on his face, Allard had a sudden and striking realization of how great and interesting wine can be.
He involved his younger brother Kristian with his idea to combine their entrepreneurial spirit with his interest in wine. When this idea turned more towards reality, they both decided to gain more knowledge of wine. Allard achieved a Masters degree in Wine Business at the Burgundy School of Business and Kristian followed Viticulture courses in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Back in Amsterdam they founded Eleanor Wine in 2012. The organisation gained rapid growth and was awarded as one of the fastest growing tech companies in NL several times. Now they find themselves very happy to continue building their online wholesale platform together with a team of top-guns.
A few years later in collaboration with Vittoria they opened Eleanor Wine Academy. And we will talk about this in the next post 😉
Amsterdam, November 20, 2020