Category Archives: Winemaker stories

Robert’s legendary Rockford Wines

  Visiting the Barossa Valley to enjoy some of its magnificent wine is nothing short of a rewarding experience. You’ll stumble across some of the passionate industry workers that never tire to further open your eyes to the wonderful world that is traditional Australian wine. Each drop tells a unique story that the winemaker has expressed from the very positioning of the vines, up until the first sip. One boutique winery that stands out from most has well-earnt its […]

Koerner Wine announced in Robert Parker Wine

Koerner Wine announced in Robert Parker Wine Advocate’s top 100 wine discoveries of the world 2020 for their Gullyview Vineyard Pigato Vermentino, 2019 Robert Parker Wine Advocate’s inaugural top 100 wine discoveries unveils up & coming wine trends and people to know about around the world. The measures used to select candidates consist of sustainability, […]

Richard Dolan of Bec Hardy Wines

Sitting with Richard Dolan, Joint Managing Director of Bec Hardy Wines – overlooking the sun kissed Tipsy Hill vineyard in the Blewitt Springs sub-region of McLaren Vale. Richard and his wife Bec Hardy, Joint Managing Director and Viticulturist, acquired the pocket-sized vineyard in 2016. Richard is very interested in exploring the feasibility of acquiring more vineyards in the “up and coming” Blewitt Springs sub-region of McLaren Vale. Its vineyards sit at a higher altitude […]

Domaine Font de Michelle

According to local archives, the Gonnet family has been settled at Bédarrides since 1600… In 1880 Jean Etienne Gonnet built the farmhouse that serves as the headquarters of the estate today. His grandson, Etienne Gonnet, created Font de Michelle in 1950. This 30 hectare vineyard – adjoining land connected all in one lot – is […]

Domaine La Grangette

Bordered by “Via Domitia”, crossed by the path of “salt” and that of the “fishmonger”, the domain “La Grangette” has a heavy historic past. In the Middle Ages, the grounds formed part of the seigneury of the Baron de Guers. They were cultivated of cereals and of alfalfa, to nourish the significant cavalry of the […]

Terre a Terre

Terre à Terre is a family-owned wine estate, growing and making still and sparkling wines in two cool climate regions in South Australia: the Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills, and Wrattonbully on the Limestone Coast. Xavier Bizot and Lucy Croser both grew up surrounded by passionate winemaking families. In 2005 they launched their boutique […]

Story about a Winemaker – Domaine Monbouché

Five generations of winegrowers have succeeded one another on this estate 5 km south of Bergerac in the commune of Monbazillac. Over the generations, divisions have been made, and each has made its contribution, Louis was the first to do its bit. Marcel has converted to Organic Agriculture in the mid-60s. The use of chemical vine […]

Story about a Winemaker – Daniel Dampt & Fils

  Resulting from a family of winegrowers dating back 150 years, Daniel DAMPT has joined his domaine with that of his father-in-law’s, Jean DEFAIX.   The estate currently counts 30 hectares of vines in production, including 16 hectares of CHABLIS and 14 hectares of Chablis Ier Cru of which in particular of Vaillons, Fourchaume, Cote de Lechet, Les […]

Story about a Winemaker – Domaine Anne Gros

When she took over from her father in 1988, at just eighteen years old, Anne Gros was an energetic, literary young woman, and did not envisage a whole life as a winegrower. And yet, she was to assume alone the work in the vineyards, the responsibility of the vinification and the management of the estate. […]