Gus Zhu 朱简

dipWSET, MS Viticulture & Enology, MW Candidate

Gus Zhu taught wine courses with Dragon Phoenix Wine Consulting based in Beijing, China for 5 years before coming to California. Gus graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from China Agricultural University, participating in laboratory work on plant pathology as well as course activities on viticulture, vinification and wine tasting during his degree course.

In 2014, Gus achieved the WSET Level 4 Diploma Award in Wines and Spirits. He is a certified tutor for WSET Level 1 – 4 Courses. He is also a Level 4 Diploma tasting tutor for the WSET Online Classroom.

In 2017, Gus successfully obtained the Master of Science degree in Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis. He also completed the 2016 harvest at the Cakebread Cellars in Napa Valley as a cellar intern.

Gus successfully passed both the theory and tasting portion of the MW exam on the first attempt. He is now embarking on the final stage of becoming a Master of Wine with the Institute of Masters of Wine, writing his research paper.