Robbin Gheesling

Wine and Food Educator in Italy

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Have wine, will travel. Designing cultural immersion itineraries at Vineyard Adventures.


Robbin Gheesling is a two-time recipient of the prestigious James Beard Foundation’s La Toque Scholarship in Wine Studies, the Christine Ansbacher Wine Educator Award from Les Dames d’Escoffier and a grant from the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

A graduate of New York University with a master’s degree in Music Technology, Robbin worked for more than a decade as a recording and mastering engineer on major label albums before receiving the Advanced Certificate in Wines & Spirits from the International Wine Center and progressing to the Diploma program. She is an active member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and the Society of Wine Educators.

Prior to founding Vineyard Adventures, she was the Tasting Coordinator for Food & Wine Magazine’s Wine Guide.

In 2013, she won the Premio Famiglia Fede scholarship to attend Middlebury College in Florence. She is now entertaining guests through wine dinners and private tours in the USA and abroad.

  • Work
    • Travel Consultant
  • Education
    • Middlebury College
    • New York University
    • Middle Tennessee State University