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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

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Portraits of winegrowers

Château La Haye

A tutelary and multi-centenary cedar of Lebanon you cannot escape thrones in front of the elegant Château La Haye, one of the oldest of Saint-Estèphe. It is said that the lovers Henry II and Diane...

Eddy Larme et Paolo Basso Portraits of winegrowers

Château Ferré

Eddy Larme, in his early 40s, showing a sprightly and kind temper, welcomes you in front of his house. According to him, he would be like his wines: “I want to make wines that stick to my mind”....

Portraits of winegrowers

Château Branaire-Ducru

François-Xavier Maroteaux, co-owner and chairman of Château Branaire-Ducru, says it up front: with 85% of classed growths, Saint-Julien remains the most homogeneous appellation of the Médoc...

Lucie Lauilhé Portraits of winegrowers

Château Patache d’Aux

You drive, nearly get lost, before you arrive in front of this chateau in the middle of the village. Unconsciously you get the idea that you arrive at the end of arable land, but you don’t....

Portraits of winegrowers

Château Loudenne

A few kilometers from Saint-Estèphe, a haven of peace stands in front of an ocean-like estuary. One cannot remain indifferent to the tranquility and beauty of the place, marked by a rare 17th-...

Portraits of winegrowers

Château La Commanderie

The beautiful red brick building, once the property of an officer of Napoleon, displays nothing ostentatious. It is said, however, that the name Commanderie would refer to the Order of the Knights...

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