Sonal is an enthusiastic communicator about wines, more often spotted in a perfect ambience hosting opulent wine tastings and dinners. An acclaimed wine educator, writer and commentator, Sonal Holland is India's highest qualified wine professional with a WSET Level 4 Diploma in wines from London. She is also the first Indian to be accepted into the highest ranked Master of Wine (MW) education programme in the U.K.


Her vision to create a platform for world-class wine education, consultancy and journalism led her to launch the Sonal Holland Wine Academy in 2009, 


A full-bodied sparkling personality, she is an avid traveller to wine regions around the world and her passion for fine wines is unparalleled. 


As the Divisional Head for Wine & Beverage at ITC Hotels, her aim is to create an awardwinning wine program through wine selections, competence and knowledge building, and staging iconic wine events.


'Whatever the question, the answer is wine!' is her mantra. Her unrelenting vision is to be India's first Master of Wine.