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Decanter interview: Charles Banks

From wine novice to joint owner of Screaming Eagle, and now at the helm of a mighty portfolio of esteemed global wine estates – it’s been a busy few decades for this venture capitalist, finds Patrick Comiskey

Charles Banks: At a glance

Mayacamas Vineyard in Napa Valley

November 1967, Newport News, Virginia

Education BA (history and philosophy) University of Georgia

Family Wife Ali, daughters McMillan (19) and Augusta (9), son Charlie V (11)

The Terroir Selections portfolio:

California Sandhi Wines, Lompoc • Domaine de la Côte, Lompoc • Cultivate Wines, St Helena • Leviathan Wines, St Helena • Qupé Wine Cellars, Santa Maria • Mayacamas Vineyards, Napa • Whetstone Wine Cellars, Napa • Agharta Wines, Sebastopol • Wind Gap Wines, Sebastopol

Oregon Evening Land Vineyards, Salem

South Africa Fable Mountain Vineyards, Tulbagh • Mulderbosch Winery, Stellenbosch • Marvelous Wines, Stellenbosch

New Zealand Trinity Hill, Hawke’s Bay France Maison L’Orée, Burgundy

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