Wine producer profiles

See profiles of wine producers, chateaux and estates around the world.

Domaine Georges Vernay

Producer profile: Domaine Georges Vernay

Georges Vernay at a glance Location Condrieu, northern Rhône Winemaker Christine Vernay Vineyard area 22ha, farmed organically Average vine age 40 years Grapes 50% Viognier, 50% Syrah Wines Condrieu: Coteau…

Hugel, Alsace

Producer profile: Hugel

Hugel at a glance Holdings 30ha of estate vineyards plus grapes bought from another 100ha Grape varieties Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Muscat, Sylvaner, Pinot Noir Annual production 1…

Producer profile: Château Malartic-Lagravière

One of only six Bordeaux châteaux classified for both its red and white wine, this Pessac-Léognan estate has gone from strength to strength since its purchase by the Bonnie family…

Producer profile: Feudi di San Gregorio

A violent earthquake in Campania 35 years ago led to the birth of one of the area’s leading wine estates. Carla Capalbo visits a standard bearer for southern Italian wines

Producer profile: Aalto

In less than 16 years, Javier Zaccagnini and Mariano Garcia have achieved their aim – to make a wine in Ribera del Duero equal to the world’s best. Sarah Jane…

Producer profile: CVNE

This producer remains one of Rioja's best-known and most-loved names. John Stimpfig heads to its 19th-century Haro bodega to find out how it has remained true to its heritage while…

Producer profile: Château Branaire-Ducru

Since taking over in the late 1980s, Patrick Maroteaux has quietly improved the vineyards, the cellar and the reputation of this fourth-growth estate. Jane Anson meets him and tastes through…

Producer profile: Domaine des Lambrays

The upward trajectory of this estate looks set to continue as it becomes the Burgundian jewel in LVMH's luxury portfolio. Panos Kakaviatos charts its history and looks ahead to the…

Producer profile Château Calon-Ségur

It was once one of the most publicity-shy estates in Bordeaux, but today the new owners of this St-Estèphe third growth are laying out the welcome mat. But has this…

Producer profile: Harlan Estate

Thirty years ago Bill Harlan set out to create a Californian first growth. Now he’s preparing to pass the estate on to the next generation, says Elin McCoy

Montrose sign

Producer profile: Chateau Montrose

Bought eight years ago by the billionaire Bouygues brothers, Montrose has been transformed at huge cost, and is set to be a showcase for green wineries everywhere. Jane Anson visits…

Comtes Lafon

Domaine des Comtes Lafon: producer profile

Sometimes described as the world’s best producer of white wine, owner Dominique Lafon remains ambitious, with ventures in Macon and Oregon. Stephen Brook visits the famous Meursault estate...

Chateau d'Yquem

Chateau d’Yquem: producer profile

Fine-tuning in vineyard and cellar and a move towards freshness and finesse in both the esteemed Sauternes and dry white have sparked criticism. But Stephen Brook finds standards as high…

Zuccardi, Argentina, Mendoza, Sebastian and Jose Zuccardi

Zuccardi: producer profile

Its decision to look beyond its existing vineyards to the Uco Valley has transformed the Zuccardi wines, says Patricio Tapia. He explains how a winery founded to showcase irrigation systems…

d'arenberg, Chester and d'Arry

Producer profile: d’Arenberg

After a century of winemaking in McLaren Vale, this family-owned producer offers some of the best value in Australia. And it’s all done with guts and gusto, backed by tenacity…

de vogue burgundy

Producer profile: de Vogüé

With vineyard holdings to die for, in Musigny and Bonnes-Mares, those in charge at Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé do not wear their responsibility lightly. Stephen Brook meets a team…

Ornellaia

Ornellaia: Producer profile

Lodovico Antinori set himself up in competition with Sassicaia when he planted vines in Bolgheri. The estate has changed hands, but the style is consistent. Stephen Brook visits Opulence-on-Sea

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Producer profile: Inglenook

It took 30 tumultuous years, but in April 2011, film director Francis Ford Coppola finally achieved his dream – the rebirth of Inglenook. Adam Lechmere looks at the history of…

Producer profile: Torres

Producer profile: Torres

It’s the most famous name in Spanish wine. But with its head, Miguel Torres, retiring this year, speculation is mounting as to who will succeed him, and where the producer…

Chateau Lafite Rothschild

Chateau Lafite Rothschild

Address: Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) Château Lafite Rothschild 33250 Pauillac France