Dominique Vrigneau is the Regional Chair for Beaujolais, the Southwest and the Rest of France for DWWA 2020.
Dominique Vrigneau joined Majestic on a work experience placement in 1986 after completing a five-year PhD in agriculture and oenology in Toulouse France.
He was soon promoted to the position of buying manager, and in 1991 he joined Thierry’s Wine Services as Buying Director.
In November 2012 Vrigneau moved to a new venture, Watermill Wines, and now combines his buying capabilities with selling to key accounts.
Vrigneau is well known for his in-depth knowledge of French wine, but was also one of the foremost pioneers of Australian wines in the UK in the 1980s. He is also a an expert in Argentinian wines, when he started working with Family Zuccardi in 1991, and Austrian wines, as he has been working with producer Markus Huber since 2005.
Vrigneau has judged in international competitions for many years and is a Chevalier du Tastevin.
He was first a DWWA judge in 2010.