Producer Portrait

Producer Portraits takes wine and drinks fans behind closed doors. We lift the veil to reveal the stories behind the labels. Discover generations-old secrets about historical producers. Plus, learn about New World producers that are charting new ground.

Domaine Nico
Domaine Nico: The High Altitude Argentine Pinot Noir Project (That’s Not In Patagonia)

In Mendoza, a winemaking region synonymous with Malbec, a forward-thinking undertaking exhibits the ability for…

Ross Knoll Vineyard
Ross Knoll Vineyard: 7 Years in the Making

Owning a vineyard in wine country is a faraway dream for many. Walking in the…

Château Maris
5 Ways Languedoc’s Château Maris Is Reducing Its Carbon Footprint

In November 2022, Languedoc’s Château Maris received the Robert Parker Green Emblem, one of only 40…

Los Vascos
Lafite-Rothschild Leans Into Biodiversity with Chile’s Viña Los Vascos

The distance from Pauillac, France, to Peralillo, Chile, is 7,051 miles (11,348 km). From Bordeaux…

Ridgeview Wine Estate
How Ridgeview Wine Estate Uses Sustainability to Pioneer English Sparkling Wine

There’s one major and very practical reason that England doesn’t come to mind when thinking…

Ca' Del Bosco
The Inspiring Female Force Behind Ca’ Del Bosco

More than a dozen labels comprise the Ca’ Del Bosco portfolio. From white to red…

gerard bertrand biodynamic
How Gérard Bertrand Fuses History and Nature with Biodynamics

Shifting the wine industry’s environmental impact trajectory is no easy feat. Change the way we…

Byron Blatty and the Revival of LA County Wine

Whether we call it a resurgence, a revival, or a revolution, one thing is for…

Stolpman Vineyards
Stolpman Vineyards: Connecting Ballard Canyon to the Northern Rhône

There are more than 5,700 miles between Ballard Canyon, California and the Northern Rhône. That’s…

Krug Champagne
The Origin of Krug Champagne and Its Iconic Grande Cuvée

When people think of Champagne, they think of Krug. It’s one of France’s most iconic…

Spring Mountain Vineyard
7 Years That Sculpt the Identity of Spring Mountain Vineyard

The rich history of Spring Mountain Vineyard is a web of mystery and excitement. With…

Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1945
5 Things You’ll See in Verticals: Château Lafite Rothschild

When considering historic and influential wine producers, the gold standard is the châteaus of Bordeaux that were…