The Cantalapiedra family has made wine from several generations in the municipality of La Seca, half an hour southwest of Valladolid in Castilla y Leon; heart of the Rueda appellation. There are records of the Cantalapiedras’ grape-growing dating to the 19th century, but the current version of the domaine can be traced directly to the year 1949, when the grandfather, Heliodoro, planted his first vineyard plot at young age of 15
Orginally from Cadiz, her love for the Mencía grape brought her to Bierzo in Galicia, Spain. Since then, Veronica has quickly become a reference winemaker in the region as she balances between the classic and natural expression of Bierzo. Veronica has worked in several places throughout Europe before settling in Valtuille de Abajo in 2012. here, she worked alongside Raúl Pérez in his winery where she made her first couple vintages until moving into her own winery.
Maxime was 20 years old when he was left in charge of the famed Domaine Georges Noëllat in Vosne-Romanée. This was in 2010, and now, more than a decade later, he has achieved an almost cult-like status for his wines and is still one of Burgundy’s most revered winemakers.
Camille is a shooting star in Burgundy! She works alongside her partner, Canadian-born Matt Chittick, who she met while they were both working at the Domaine de Bellene in Beaune. Camille started her project in 2016 in a 20m2 garage without electricity but has quickly become one of the most prominent young winemakers in Burgundy.
Judith Beck makes wines in Gols in the Neusiedlersee region of Austria. It was Judith’s parents who founded the family domaine in 1976. The first wine from Judith’s hands came in 2001, and in 2004 she assumed full control of the winery with the help of her partner, Uli. This came after Judith gained international experience at wineries such as Chateau Cos d’Estournel in Bordeaux, Braida in Piedmont and Errazuriz in Chile.
The Savart estate is located 10 kilometers west of Reims, at Ecueil near Montagne de Reims. Here, Frederic has taken over his father’s vineyard consisting of 4ha of Pinot Noir and a touch of Chardonnay. His philosophy in the vineyards is to prevent disease as much as possible, rather than treat it. He prefers a holistic approach, creating an environment within which the plant is better equipped to resist malady on its own.
Fabrice studied enology in Beaune before fine tuning his skills as a winemaker at the Cooperative of Pupillin. He started working at Domaine de Saint Pierre in 1989 as a manager and took full control in 2011. The Domaine achieved organic certification in 2012, having started conversion in 2002.
Guillaume Rouget (son of the famous Emmanuel Rouget who was the apprentice of the legendary Burgundian grand master Henri Jayer), and Frédéric Jametton have joined forces to create a new project in the Beaujolais. Domaine Vernus is located in the hillside town of Régnié-Durette in the heart of the region.