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.

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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Aldo Vacca: A true Barbaresco Icon

Aldo Vacca has been at the helm of Produttori del Barbaresco, arguably Europe’s most respected co-op, for the last 27 years. In this time...
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Cecilia Monte: Boutique Barbaresco at its Best

After working for many years under the guidance of the legendary Barolo producer Luciano Sandrone, Cecilia Monte set up her own winery in the northern-most cru...
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Heroic Viticulture – The Unique Wines of Priorat

This week we caught up with Valenti Llagostera, one of the great Priorat producers from the Mas Doix winery. Valenti’s knowledge of the region is unparalleled and fascinating...
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A Very Social Enterprise: Marco Simonit Visits London’...

Thursday of this week was a great day to find oneself in a vineyard. The sun was low in the sky on a cold...
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