A lifelong lover of travel, food and good wine, Beth Ann is thrilled to now combine her love of all of these things by being a part of Vela Wines in New Zealand and in bringing the best of the country’s wines back to the US. She started her career working in international development in Africa, Washington, DC and New York. Food and wine were never far from her heart and in 2003 she opened a café and catering business in the Boston area. Married to a Frenchman (Arié) for over twenty years, she decided to devote herself full time to the joys of wine and winemaking. A lecturer in wine studies for the past several years at Boston University, Beth Ann is fully enjoying the very gratifying task of importing and marketing an array of New Zealand wines to the US markets.