Ulrich Hoffmann and Birgit Rathbone are taking part in one of the wine world’s quiet revolutions. While new vineyards are being planted in exotic locations like Argentina and Brazil, a small group of people have focused their attentions on the chalky slopes of the southern regions of Great Britain.
Jerez-based González Byass is not just an important wine company, it’s the living legacy of the González family, which has made an outsized contribution to Spain.
While Grant Burge has a great winemaking heritage behind him, he became a pioneer of modern Australian winemaking in his own right, helping to forge the worldwide reputation of the Barossa Valley.
When Vassili Kourtakis (1865-1946) founded the company which now bears the name: Greek Wine Cellars D. Kourtakis S.A., in central Athens in 1895, he surely never imagined that his grandson would one day head one of the largest family-owned companies in the international wine industry.
Founder Mario Fantinel was so dedicated to customer service that he decided to produce his own wines, so he could get the quality he wanted. That decision launched a multi-generation company.
When Italy won the World Cup in 1982, player Paolo Rossi celebrated the astonishing victory by raising a magnum of sparkling wine towards his mouth. Viewers took note of the name on the bottle: Ferrari. Overnight, the respected Italian producer became a national icon.
The Endricis have always been winemakers and lawyers. Paolo Endrici combines both of these family traditions. This makes him the ideal person to represent his home region of Trentino as president of the wine consortium’s marketing commission.
The Frescobaldi family, originally from Florence, are a noble family who have been involved in the cultural, political and economic life of Tuscany since the Middle Ages.
Concha y Toro is a mighty company with properties around the world, whose name is a byword for quality. But however influential the company grows, it stays firmly in family hands.
Chivite is more than just a wine family – Chivite is a wine dynasty. It is very fitting, then, that Chivite Coleccion 125 was served at the wedding of King Felipe VI of Spain to Queen Letizia.
A château with a storied past and a couple with some progressive ideas have found each other in France’s Loire Valley. The Complete Wine Experience serves up fresh ideas in a fairytale setting.
When Constantinos Anastasiou handed over Cavino to his sons Jiannis and Theodoros in 2002, it was already one of the most modern wineries in Greece. Now the pair are carrying on their father’s good work.
A girl on a motor scooter, a first date that begins as a bet and ends with dancing in front of an orchestra, and a Tuscan winery — the Cecchi story has all the elements of an Italian romance.
Antonio Carpenè, founder of Carpenè Malvolti, is one of Italian winemaking’s historical heroes, being responsible for the country’s first winemaking school. He was also a Prosecco pioneer.
When disaster struck their well-known winery in 1994, the Capetta family all pitched in to make sure they could fulfil their Christmas orders. It’s that determination that has made them a worldfamous winery in just two generations.