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DWWA judge profile: Jean-Michel Valette MW

Jean-Michel Valette MW is a judge at the 2022 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).

Jean-Michel Valette MW

Jean-Michel Valette MW is currently chairman of Huneeus Vintners and director of Vinfolio, a US-based internet marketplace for fine wine.

In the past, he has been managing director and chairman of Robert Mondavi Winery, CEO of Franciscan estates and chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine.

His interest in vines and wine started at an early age during summers spent with his grandparents in Vouvray, and since becoming one of North America’s early Masters of Wine, he has been active in education, examination and governance of the IMW.

Jean-Michel Valette MW was first a DWWA judge in 2010.

He is based in California.

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