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Breakaways in the vineyards

Wines of Pennsylvania

“Welcome to the land time forgot,” uttered Sarah Troxell-Rhodes upon my arriving at the pleasantly windy, 360° view that's Galen Glen Winery. With life & work partner Galen Troxell, recently joined by their daughter Erin, it's become internationally recognized for varieties well suited to the continental climate and slate soils of Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley--Riesling and Grüner Veltliner--notable as 15-20% of Pennsylvania's production is from grapes grown in this American Viticultural Area though “it struggles for an identity having not long ago being a destination for simple sweet... Read more


Paolo Basso et Yohan Aubert Portraits of winegrowers

Vignobles Aubert

At a time when the vineyards of Bordeaux attract large investors, families can be seen as kind of survivors. But bearing the name of Aubert, a family business that has no less than 6 properties all...

Paolo Basso et Julien Salles Portraits of winegrowers

Château Ripeau

New labels, cultural revolutions, new setting: the new owners want to propel the wines of Château Ripeau into the future and at the top of the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé appellation. The Grégoire...

Sophie Castel et Paolo Basso Portraits of winegrowers


If the vine is an intergenerational plant of which one harvests the grapes that others have planted, the conquest of new markets is also an intergenerational dynamic, which cements, at Castel, the...

Portraits of winegrowers

Château Trianon

Château Trianon, Grand Cru of the Saint-Emilion appellation, is managed by a duo: Dominique Hébrard, former CEO of the eponymous merchant and ex-administrator of Cheval Blanc, and the Bordeaux...

Paolo Basso, Hélène Brochet et Yves Delsol Portraits of winegrowers

Château Tronquoy-Lalande

A few months after they bought Château Montrose, 2nd Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Estephe, Martin and Olivier Bouygues bought Château Tronquoy-Lalande in Saint-Estephe in 2006. Rather than absorb this...

Georges Dadda et Corinne Leveilley Portraits of winegrowers

Château Panigon

In 2006 Georges Dadda and Corinne Leveilley arrived urgently at Château Panigon, taking over the family vineyard. A revolution was necessary to emancipate the asleep estate and assert its elegance....