My name is Stefan Jost. Growing up in a German winery as son, grandson, brother and nephew of dedicated winemakers was certainly a perfect way to get in touch with wine and to develop a natural understanding for this magical beverage.
As a young adult, though, I realized that winemaking was not going to be my future. Instead I opted for a career in gastronomy, which lead me through various high-end restaurants in Germany and Switzerland. Wine was always at the centre of my professional focus, so taking up a job as Sommelier on the luxurious cruise liner “Seven Seas Voyager” was just a logical next step.
In 2008 I felt ready to settle down and took root in the fascinating Swiss wine trade. During my following years as a sales consultant for wine and – later on – wine store manager, I also discovered my passion for teaching wine classes. Offering an unpretentious approach to the fascinating universe of wine for newcomers and private enthusiasts is a great pleasure for me.
After two years of intense studies, I graduated in spring 2019 with the WSET Level 4 Diploma. Furthermore I was awarded the title of ‘Wine Academic’ and won the ‘Esterhazy Business Award” as well as the “Top Student Award”.
When I started my own Wine Consulting & Trade company ‘Vinovision’ in 2018, my old friend Tim was the first to book my services and included me into his new import project at Magnus Vinum. I help him with sales, administration and every now and then it’s my job to channel his creative temper.