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.

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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
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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.

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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
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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. “