First nomination wine woman of the year 2022

First nomination wine woman of the year 2022

Wine Woman of the Year Foundation has announced Tatjana Puklavec as the first nominee for the title Wine Woman of the Year 2022. This was announced during a lunch at the brand new restaurant SPAZIO. By Barbara Verbeek and Clarissa Slingerland, initiators of the foundation. - TEXT + IMAGE EDITORS

Each nomination is paired with a beautiful wine brand from Walraven Sax's porfolio matching Wine Woman. The first nomination therefore featured the renowned Champagne house Louis Roederer. Finally, after four rounds of nominations, the grand finale will take place in September during the hospitality trade fair Gastvrij Rotterdam. In the Wine Theatre, the Wine Woman of the Year 2022 will be named during an exciting final show. The Wine Woman of the Year foundation is entering its fourth year and is an initiative of the Wine Theatre and MissPublicity.

Jury report

The jury was impressed by Tatjana Puklavec's longevity. When she took over the family business, she had a clear vision. She wanted to sell wine all over the world and be available in the Netherlands at certain outlets. With some detours, this has now been achieved. Tatjana is professional, approachable, has a good marketing vision. But besides that, she is also an amiable woman. For these reasons, she is a good contender for Wine Woman of the Year 2022.

About Tatjana Puklavec

Tatjana Puklavec was born in Bonn in Germany. The daughter of a Slovenian father and a German mother. She grew up in a burgundian and sociable family. After travelling around the world and studying business economics in Munich, Tatjana worked in various sales and marketing positions at international companies. Ended up in the Netherlands for love and took over the family business Puklavec in 2009. Slovenia-based Puklavec Family Wines is one of the largest wine-producing families in Europe.

The love of wine began in 1934, with Martin Puklavec. His vision: to work with his family and local Slovenian farmers to make the very best wines from the Jerusalem Ormož wine region. Son Vladimir and his family continue their (grand)father's philosophy with the same passion. Meanwhile, the family, with Tatjana at the head. from two large wine cellars some five million litres of award-winning Slovenian quality wine a year, which is exported to 21 countries worldwide. The family company's beautiful, no-nonsense and affordable wines can be found all over the world. Run from a small office in Tilburg.

Road to the final

The professional jury of Wine Woman of the Year 2022 consists of Birthe van Meegeren (winner Wine Woman of the Year 2019) , Magda van der Rijst (winner Wine Woman of the Year 2020), Claudia van Dongen (winner Wine Woman of the Year 2021) and Barbara Verbeek. The final will take place during Gastvrij Rotterdam in September 2022. Not only the jury of wine professionals will determine the final winner. After the announcement of the final nominee, the public can vote via

Louis Roederer

Wine Woman's first nomination was linked to Champagne house Louis Roederer. Roederer is a prestigious Champagne house with a centuries-old reputation for excellent champagne. With 240 hectares of vineyards in Grand cru and Premier cru rated plots, Roederer provides some 70% of its own grapes. The house's style is largely characterised by its share of vins de réserve. Which mature for an average of five years in oak barrels before being added to the wines. Louis Roederer champagne is assembled with a proportion of reserve wine of between 8 and 12%. Louis Roederer was only last year awarded 'Most admired Champagne brand' by Drinks International.


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