Vines

Indulge your passion: discover the regions and vineyards via our vineyard profiles and find out where we go and who we visit in our regional profiles and trip reports.

Tenerife + its Terroir – in conversation with Jonatan ...

For many of us, Tenerife has more to do with holidays in the sun than fine wine, but there has in fact been a...
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Chateau Lafleur – Exploring the iconic estate’s ...

It was a great pleasure to spend some time over the last few weeks with Omri Ram, the winemaker and viticulturalist at the helm...
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Discover Santa Barbara Wine Country with The Hilt’s Ma...

Santa Ynez, Santa Rita Hills, Ballard Canyon – these are all wine growing AVAs in the Santa Barbara region of Southern California which, over...
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Chateau Brane Cantenac – Behind the Bottle

Chateau Brane Cantenac has been a consistent performer in Margaux since Henri Lurton took over the property in 1992. But in the last decade...
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Festival del Potatore: Italy’s First Vine Pruning Festival

Because terroir needs more than just sun and rain   Last weekend saw the inaugural Festival del Potatore – Italy’s first Vine Pruning Festival –...
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Roberto Cipresso: The Master of Marginal Winemaking

Roberto Cipresso is a winemaker with a reputation for extreme marginal winemaking; he is determined to push the boundaries of how and where it...
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Adventures in Winemaking: Establishing a Vineyard in Yunnan

Alex Xu is a fine wine pioneer on a journey to grow compelling Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from his recently planted vineyard (淼庐 Miao Lu)...
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David Duband: A Rising Star of the Côte d’Or

David Duband is a producer we have been following with avid interest over the last few years. A firm favourite among the F+R team,...
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Howard’s Folly: The Boutique Producer Leading Portugal...

Since 2002, Howard Bilton and David Baverstock, Portugal’s premier winemaker, have partnered to bring to the market a range of outstanding wines under the...
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A Masterclass from Château Cheval Blanc

Cheval Blanc is one of the finest Châteaux in Bordeaux, famed for producing what is arguably the greatest wine of all time: 1947 Château Cheval...
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Barolo 2015: Vintage Report

“This is a vintage of absolute excellence right away, with great prospects over time for aging” – Roberto Voerzio “2015 is a thrilling vintage...
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Barolo 2015: The Growing Season

We are very grateful to Ferruccio Grimaldi for his in-depth 2015 Growing Season Report below, identifying the key events and elements that affected the...
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