Meet the Winemaker Meet the winemaker is a short but informative interview of winemakers from around the world. Many of whom I have the privilege of knowing. North American Wine Makers Daniel Benton “Once exposed (in the world of fine wine), I fell in love with the connection of vineyard to finished product.” Mitch Cosentino Cosentino has a gift for identifying fruit sources and is highly skilled and artistic in determining blends. Matt Reid Growing up… “Wine was always on the dinner table and I was allowed tiny, watered-down tastes until I was about 7.” Bruce Regalia “The reason I started making wine was that a client I was planting a vineyard for fired his winemaker and talked me into doing it.” South African Wine Makers Dave Hughes Dave served an apprenticeship as a distiller at African Distillers in 1956 and filled several positions before moving to South Africa in 1986. Sune and Bartho Eksteen “No other country in the world has such a vast spectrum of terroir as SA. We can compete internationally from top to bottom.” European Wine Makers Jill and Naji Boutros “So many things at the time pointed in the direction of a move… I think it’s fair to say that we just read the signs and acted accordingly. “ Youmna and Tony Asseily Never in their wildest dreams did they think that “retirement” would translate into owning Biac itself.