A spotlight on Sucesores de Benito Santos

We collaborated with Sucesores de Benito Santos to create our Own Selection Albariño. Merche Fandiño and Antonio Porto speak to us about the legacy of Benito Santos and the philosophy behind their wines.   Sucesores de Benito Santos is a winery based in Rías Baixas, a rugged Atlantic terrain on the Galician coast. Few regions are so closely associated with one particular grape variety as Rías Baixas is with Albariño.   Benito Santos, the winery’s founder, specialised in crisp, fresh wines with […]

A spotlight on Le Mesnil

We collaborated with Le Mesnil to create our Own Selection Blanc de Blancs Champagne. Gilles Marguet, their Director, talks to us about the past, present and future of the Champagne region.  Le Mesnil is a cooperative based in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger in the heart of Champagne. As a collective of grape-growers, much of the work they do is behind the scenes, […]

A spotlight on Ridge Vineyards

John Olney, COO at Ridge Vineyards, talks to us about sustainability, the impact of the 2020 Californian wildfires and applying French philosophies to New World winemaking. High in the Santa Cruz Mountains, in a rugged terrain swept by a Pacific breeze, is where the story of Ridge Vineyards began. The original Monte Bello vineyard sprawls over a mountain ridge: the inspiration behind the producer’s name.   “The important […]

A spotlight on David Sautereau

David Sautereau, the winemaker behind our Own Selection Sancerre, talks to us about his relationship with the region’s unique ecology and the joy of collaborating with us.   Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, David Sautereau makes fresh, delicately fruity wines from the Sauvignon Blanc grape. “Sauvignon Blanc is grown all over the world, but the wine we make here in Sancerre is unique because of the terroir. This […]