NESLIHAN IVIT, M.Sc.
Winemaking and Innovation Specialist
In early 2018, Neslihan Ivit joined Perennia, working directly with the industry to maximize the quality of the wines produced in Nova Scotia. In her role as Winemaking and Innovation Specialist, Neslihan provides advice and information to wineries, including interpretation of lab analyses, assistance to wineries in finding opportunities to improve their wines as well as oenological support on projects specific to wineries.
Her position rounds out Perennia’s offering to the grape and wine sector as the expertise is now available to help clients from soil to wine. Neslihan also develops materials to help cultivate best practices in the industry.
Neslihan holds an MSc in Viticulture and Enology from Montpellier SupAgro (France), Bordeaux Science Agro (France) and Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain). She specializes in sparkling wine production and non-Saccharomyces yeasts, with her published MSc thesis research and scientific reviews. She has a BSc in Food Engineering from Middle East Technical University with an associate degree in Business Management (Turkey) and food science education from the University of Bologna (Italy). She holds the WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) Level 3 award in wines. She has international winemaking experience from places such as Turkey, Spain, France, Chile, the USA, and Canada. Apart from her mother tongue, she is proficient in four languages.