Onneca Guelbenzu (a.k.a. Onne Wan) originally studied law but coming from a wine family (formerly known as Bodegas Guelbenzu, today Bodega del Jardin in Navarra, Spain), she dedicated her life to the world of vino in a more practical manner: becoming a sommelier, wine educator, writer, and entertainer.
Onne has proudly earned the WSET advanced diploma and she is also a Sake specialist. Along with her father Ricardo, a winemaker, they write a passionate blog in defence of wine and all art forms related to it. : We are Wine Defender – winedefender.org
Onne currently works full-time for Mövenpick Wine in their cellar in Meyrin (Geneva) when she’s not globetrotting with her various bands : Las Furias, Mighty Bombs and The Trap.
Finkus Bripp GC
Some people front a punk attitude, Onne lives it!
Where do I even begin when it comes to Onne. She is a dear friend and one of the most unique, open-minded, authentic, fun, honest and creative wine personalities I’ve ever met. And she not only knows her stuff when it comes to wine… riffing out on the guitar or bass are second nature to her.
Onne is the first person I ever mentioned my idea of founding The Grand Crüe to way back when and became the first member. She was actually the one who suggested members add the GC initials to their name. You are a huge inspiration, Onne! Thank you.
|Languages:||Spanish, English and French|
|Resides in:||Geneva, Switzerland|
|Available for:||Wine journalism|
Wine judging competitions
|Websites:||We are Wine Defender: winedefender.org|
Bodega del Jardin: pulsowines.es
Las Furias (on Bandcamp): Las Furias
Mighty Bombs (on Bandcamp): Mighty Bombs
The Trap (on Bandcamp): The Trap