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Wine Professionals and World-Class Wineries by Country

This book owes a debt of gratitude to our partners and the many wine professionals and wineries who were kind and patient enough to share their time, experience and hospitality with us. We would like to thank the following individuals and their organizations:

Argentina

Marcelo Marasco of Bodega Septima, Mendoza
Terrazas de los Andes (Cheval des Andes), Mendoza

Australia

Tim Lockwood of Grant Burge, Barossa Valley
Jamie Sach of Penfolds Wines, Barossa Valley
Ray Gatt of Gatt Wines, Barossa & Eden Valley
The staff at Shaw and Smith, Adelaide Hills

Austria

Elvira and Jörn Eberherr of Weingut Eberherr, Burgenland
Lukas Pichler of F.X.Pichler, Wachau
Gerald Orehounig of Riedel Glassmakers, Kufstein
Dorli Muhr of Wine & Partners PR Agency, Vienna

Chile

Rodrigo Plass of Viña Errazuriz, Aconcagua

China

Judy Leissner of Grace Vineyard, Shanxi Province

Czech Republic

Petr Bouška of Bellevue Restaurant, Prague
Vladimíra Mrázová of Sonberk, Popice
Petr Marcinčák of Víno Marcinčák, Mikulov
Miroslav Volařík of Vinařství Volařík, Mikulov
Michal Šetka of Wine & Degustation Magazine, Prague
Pavel Vajčner of Znovín Znojmo, Znojmo
Zlatko Míčka of Merlot d’Or, Plzeň
Přerost a Švorc Auto, Prague

France

Bill Blatch of Bordeaux Gold, Sauternes
François des Ligneris of L’Envers du Décor, Émilion
Max Gigandet, François Frères Tonnellerie, St-Romain
Dr. Kees Van der Leeuwen, University of Bordeaux
Countess Petronella Salvi of Vino Fino Wine Tours who
also represented Chateau d’Angludet, Margaux

Germany

Samantha Nikolai of the Mosel Wine
Musuem, Bernkastel-Kues
Michael Degen and Corinna Kuhn of ProWein,
Messe Düsseldorf
Matthias Dockendorff of Moselland, Bernkastel-Kues

Italy

Silvia Allegrini of Allegrini, Valpolicella
Angelo Gaja of Gaja, Barbaresco
The staff at Negro Angelo & Figli, Monteu Roero
Andrea Pieropan of Pieropan, Soave
Gianfranco Gallo and Alberto Pelos, Vie di Romans, Friuli

New Zealand

Michelle Richardson of Michelle Richardson
Wines, Central Otago
Bernard Budel of Villa Maria Estate, Marlborough
The staff at Yealands Estate, Marlborough

Portugal

Dr. Humberto Jardim, Henriques & Henriques, Madeira

Slovakia

Roman Milata of Elesko Wine Park, Small Carpathians

South Africa

Kobus du Toit and Heather Crowther of Waverley
Hills, Tulbagh

United States of America

Chateau Ste. Michelle, (Eroica), Washington State
Christina Donley of Ridge Vineyards, Sonoma County
Steve Melchiskey of USA Wine West

Uruguay

Fabiana Bracco of Bodegas Narbona, Colonia