This week, we meet the #winemakers of Chardigny.... The newest chapter in the Chardigny family’s 200-year history has begun. In 2014, brothers Pierre-Maxime and Victor-Emmanuel took the reigns of the family vineyards in Beaujolais and St. Veran. First on the agenda was the conversion from sustainable farming to #organic . Renovation of the old cellars is en route.
The youngest brother of three, Victor (on the right, born in 1991) finished school with a degree in Enology and #Viticulture and oversees all the vineyards and winemaking. Pierre-Maxime (on the left, born in 1986), the eldest, holds a degree in business and focuses on commerce when times in the vineyard and cellar are slow, (which seems to be never). The middle brother, Jean-Baptiste, although not officially involved at this time, has a degree in agronomy and is currently #vineyard manager for Domaine Leflaive’s biodynamically-farmed Macon vines. It’s not difficult to imagine the bright future in store for these talented brothers working together, as their family domaine ascends in St. Veran and St. Amour.
Round 2. Over the next two days we're going to leave clues for the venue of The Cape Wine Auction 2018! Which beautiful South African wine estate will be the stage for #CWA2018 ?
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The family who owns this estate against the Simonsberg Mountain have run it for the last 75 years. Though its wine-growing history dates back to 1682. The first record of wine being sold off the property can be found in the form of a receipt for brandy sold to a midwife in 1692.