Mary Dardenne

Mardy Dardenne


A Wine tourism specialist, Mary was born in Texas but has lived and worked in Bordeaux for over 20 years.

She is a graduate of the highly-regarded Bordeaux Oenology faculty’s course at the Institute of Vines and Wine Science known as the DUAD (Diplome Universitare d’Aptitude a la Degustation).

Mary is an Accredited Bordeaux Tutor, lecturing at the Ecole du Vin de Bordeaux, (Bordeaux Wine School) and teaching wine marketing though tourism at the Bordeaux based INSEEC University Masters level.

Her years organising the wine tourism and education programme for the Cazes family at Chateau Lynch Bages have given her a sound experience in both wine and hospitality sectors.

Since 2009 she has run Decanter Tours, a successful wine tour agency, based in Bordeaux and centred around wine education in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.