With one week to go, Enotria is excited to announce that the panel chair of the New World, Ancient Soils panel tastings in London and Bath will be senior judge, writer and presenter, Angela Mount.
Angela famously had her taste buds insured for £10 million by her former employers, Somerfield, and is currently in demand as a judge for the International Wine Challenge and the International Wine & Spirit Competition.
As a writer, Angela is a regular contributor to the Daily Mail’s wine review pages and the wine trade magazine, Harpers Wine & Spirit.
Angela will be chairing the panel of inspiring winemakers from all over the world, bringing together unique insights from the New World and how modern wines are being crafted from the ancient soils of their wine regions.
Dana Stemmler, Associate Winemaker, Bogle Vineyards
Steve Green, Assistant Winemaker & Owner, Carrick
Giorgio Flessati, Winemaker, Falernia
Jeff & Amy Burch, Owners, Howard Park
Guillermo Barzi Canale, President & Consultant Winemaker, Humberto Canale
Henry Kotze, Winemaker, Morgenster
Martin Meinert, Owner & Winemaker, Meinert Wines
David Moore, Vineyard Manager, Omero Cellars
For a taste of the winemaking talent on show at the events in London, Bath, York and Edinburgh, read on...
Winemaker Dana Stemmler's interest in winemaking was first piqued on a trip to Italy with her aunt in 2000. With a Bachelor of Science degree from UC Davis, Dana joined the Bogle team as lab technician, but quickly took over the lab as enologist. In 2013, Dana was promoted to Associate Winemaker and today continues to champion quality in all the wines Bogle produces.
Steve Green is the assistant winemaker and owner of Carrick, a small, premium, certified organic winery in Bannockburn Central Otago that he and his wife Barbara established in 1993. Steve is also a board member of Wine New Zealand and is a past President of the Central Otago Winegrowers Association. Steve's wines continue to win over the critics both at home and abroad.
Although Falernia is a Chilean winery, its winemaker Giorgio Flessati hails from Trentino, Northern Italy. He began his Chilean project in 1998 alongside cousin Aldo Olivier, planting the country's most northerly vineyards in Elqui Valley. Their third vineyard, Huente, lies at an altitude of 2000m making it one of the highest vineyards in the world.
Howard Park really is a family business. Owners, husband & wife team Jeff and Amy Burch, are members of Australia’s First Families of Wine, establishing their pastoral Margaret River vineyards in 1988. Jeff's late father Leston Burch was the inspiration behind their Leston Vineyard and these days their three children play an active role in winery operations.
Humberto Canale was a pioneering engineer who played a significant role in developing agriculture in Patagonia, Argentina, building the winery in 1909. Four generations later, Guillermo Barzi Canale has nurtured its 100th vintage after successfully modernising the vineyard and winery practices. The cool climate of this part of Argentina is ideal for aromatic varieties such as Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.
Martin Meinert graduated with a Viticulture and Oenology B.Sc. in 1984, and five years later was creating the new Vergelegen winery. Over the years he has travelled extensively, working vintages for iconic producers such as Château Lafite Rothschild. Martin's own wines include the highly rated Synchronicity blend and Printer’s Ink Pinotage. Collaboration with friend and fellow winemaker Ken Forrester has produced a new icon in the form of FMC, Forrester Meinert Chenin. (Bath and London Only)
After obtaining his B.Sc Degree in Oenology at the University of Stellenbosch, Henry Kotzé cut his winemaking teeth at Vergelegen, Boschendal and Neil Ellis Wines. In 2009 Henry joined Morgenster with the goal of elevating the winery to the upper echelons of the world's wine industry. With a fine terroir and a consultation team that includes Château Cheval Blanc and Giulio Bertrand, it looks like he is turning his dream into a reality.
David began his career as a classically trained chef in the Las Vegas fine dining scene but nowadays channels his talents into the production of the fine wines of Omero Cellars. He tends the Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay fruit of Omero's Willamette vineyards in Oregon, farming the land sensitively through minimal intervention to achieve Omero’s pursuit of “Cultivating Elegance”.
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