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25 Sep 2012

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 139: Hugh Ryman, Château de la Jaubertie

Debra catches up with a unique personality in the wine world, Hugh Ryman. He explains to Debra the two “hats” that he wears – firstly as an owner and winemaker at his property Château de la Jaubertie, a 50 hectare organic winery in the Monbazillac appellation of France. Secondly he is, and has been, a consultant to many wineries around the globe and is credited as one of the pioneers of the “flying winemaker” concept.

They discuss the many interesting places Hugh has made wine and the history he has witnessed in the process, the difference between being a consultant and a property owner, the expanded role distribution now plays in the wine industry, and more. Plus, Hugh tells Debra about the most fascinating cultural and historical events he’s witness as a flying winemaker.

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