People

Meet the faces and personalities behind our eclectic range with our producer profiles and interviews.

Interview with Edgardo Del Popolo on the extraordinary wines...

You have travelled all over the world visiting vineyards – where have been the most inspirational places you have visited and why? I enjoy...
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Artadi – The Rioja Revolutionary’s Latest Releases

Whilst Juan Carlos López de Lacalle produces some of the finest wines in the Rioja region, in 2015 he quit the appellation opting to...
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Nicolas Potel – Roche de Bellene 2018

“2018 is the best vintage I have ever made… What I love about the 2018s is the shock every time I taste it… It...
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Timo Mayer – bring back the funk!

Despite Timo’s multi-generational family history of winemaking in the Wuttemburg (Baden) region of Germany, his ascendancy into the wine world was not the familiar...
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Henri Boillot on Burgundy 2018

The Vintage Henri Boillot is widely seen as the top micro-negociant for the production of the Cote d’Or’s finest white wines, including Le Montrachet....
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Michel Chapoutier: F+R Interview

It seems that top winemakers at some point in their career had to take risks to achieve their goals in producing fine wines. Looking...
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Blankbottle & Keermont visit F+R

Keermont Estate‘s wines are made entirely from their own vineyards in the Helderberg and Stellenbosch mountains producing predominantly Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot red...
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Roberto Voerzio – “Throw Away The Rulebook”

F+R visits the radical winemaker of Barolo Radical Viticulture – Bringing Forward the Harvest Date In the vineyard Roberto Voerzio harvests his grapes up...
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Paul Pernot 2018

Domaine Paul Pernot in Burgundy terms is a fairly large Estate with a total of 20 hectares under vine and is the largest owner...
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Samuel Billaud – Chablis’ Rising Star

Chablis has seen a real renaissance the last few years, with critics such as Neal Martin stating, Chablis “articulates terroir with greater transparency than...
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A portrait of an artist: Bibi Graetz

On the eve of the latest 2016 releases of Testamatta and Colore we retrace our visit to the winery of Bibi Graetz last Spring...
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Isabel Ferrando on finding the ‘Saint Prefert identity’

“Proprietress Isabel Ferrando has taken her Saint Prefert estate to France’s highest level, and she’s unquestionably making some of the most profound wines on...
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