VIP Norway Wines was founded by Dr. Constance Oterkiil, who had to complete a Master of Public health degree within Nutrition and a PhD within Leadership and Organizational Change before she realized that her heart did not belong to research and lecturing.
After a lot of soul searching and eager to realize her full potential, her passion for Nutrition, Wine and Design came together and formed what is now known as VIP Norway.
It all started in the beautiful mountains of Rauland, Norway where Constance picked wild Cloudberries, Crowberries, Blueberries and Lingonberries every fall. In order to preserve the unique nutritional contents of these Superberries, she produced nutritious extracts which she then used to keep her family healthy all year round. One day her fondness of Prosecco led her to experiment with mixing the two, and the combination of Organic Prosecco and her wild berry extracts blew her away!
This was something she wanted to share with the world, so she initiated a collaboration with the Italian winery Anna Spinato Wines who’s wonderful Prosecco she already loved and whose “wine family” she came to Adore! The winery now produces Organic Prosecco DOC and Sparkling Pinot for the VIP Norway brand and she refers to them as her “Italian family”.
Constance still uses the same traditional techniques when she produces her extracts for the VIP Norway products. Determined to ensure that the increased quantity does not affect quality, every drop is still carefully crafted by her with the utter most love and care.