List of wine personalities

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Michael Broadbent, British wine critic, author and auctioneer

The following is a list of notable people involved in winemaking and related efforts:

Sommeliers[edit]

  • Benoît Allauzen, sommelier
  • Gerard Basset, MW, MS: British hotelier and world sommelier championship holder
  • Jamie Drummond: Scottish/Canadian sommelier
  • Jonathan Nossiter: American filmmaker and sommelier, director of Mondovino
  • Alpana Singh, MS: American sommelier, youngest woman ever to achieve the Master Sommelier designation

Winemakers[edit]

  • John Adlum: father of American viticulture
  • Kristen Barnhisel: California winemaker
  • Heidi Peterson Barrett: winemaker of California cult wines, called by Robert Parker "the first lady of wine"
  • A. W. Baxter: winemaker of Veedercrest Vineyards, which competed in the "Judgement of Paris"
  • Franco Biondi Santi: Winemaker whose family invented Brunello di Montalcino
  • Ntsiki Biyela: first black female winemaker in South Africa
  • Jean-Michel Cazes: French winemaker of estates such as Château Lynch-Bages and Château Les Ormes-de-Pez
  • Cathy Corison: winemaker and consultant
  • Didier Dagueneau: Loire winemaker of Sauvignon blanc cult wine
  • Cecil O. De Loach, Jr.: Sonoma County grape grower and winemaker

Wine writers[edit]

  • Eric Arnold: American author, former wine columnist of Forbes.com
  • Eric Asimov: American wine columnist of The New York Times
  • Robert Lawrence Balzer: pioneering American wine writer; organizer of the New York Wine Tasting of 1973
  • Nicolas Belfrage, MW: British wine writer, Italian wine expert
  • Edward Behr: publisher/editor of The Art of Eating
  • Jacques Berthomeau: wine writer, author of The Berthomeau Report
  • Michel Bettane: French wine writer

Other[edit]

Jean-Charles Boisset
Californian winemaker Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyards
  • Ted Allen: television personality and food and wine expert
  • Alberto Antonini: Italian oenologist and winery consultant
  • Tim Atkin, Master of Wine, journalist, broadcaster, judge
  • Ausonius: frequently cited by historians of winemaking, as his works give early evidence of large-scale vineyards and viticulture in France
  • Helmut Becker: German viticulturist
  • Andy Beckstoffer: California viticulturist
  • Lalou Bize-Leroy: Burgundian wine producer and former co-manager of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
  • Louis Bohne: famous sales agent of Veuve Clicquot
  • Jean-Charles Boisset: head of Boisset Family Estates, Burgundy's largest wine producer
  • Jon Bonné: American wine columnist of San Francisco Chronicle
  • Romeo Bragato: New Zealand wine pioneer
  • Pierre Brejoux: Inspector General of the Appellation d'Origine Controlee Board
  • Michael Broadbent, MW: influential British wine critic and auctioneer
  • Neel Burton: author of The Concise Guide to Wine and Blind Tasting
  • James Busby: widely regarded as the "father" of the Australian wine industry
  • Pancho Campo: Spanish/Chilean event organiser and former MW
  • Tom Cannavan: Scottish wine journalist and internet wine site pioneer
  • Laura Catena: founder of Catena Institute of Wine, author
  • Paul Champoux: Washington wine grower
  • Marie-Thérèse Chappaz: Swiss organic wine grower
  • Jules Chauvet: French négociant and chemist, considered the "father" of French natural winemaking
  • Noemi Marone Cinzano: Italian businesswoman, and wine grower
  • Francesco Marone Cinzano: Italian businessman, and wine producer
  • Oz Clarke: British wine writer and TV personality
  • Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin-Cliquot: Champagne and namesake of Veuve Cliquot
  • Walter Clore: "father of Washington wine"
  • Clive Coates, MW: British wine writer
  • Katherine Cole: American wine writer, and journalist
  • Tyler Colman: American author and wine blogger publishing under the pen name Dr.Vino.com
  • Jean-Luc Colombo: Rhone producer and negociant
  • Patrick Comiskey: American wine writer of Wine & Spirits and Los Angeles Times
  • Julia Coney: Wine writer and creator of Black Wine Professionals database[1][2]
  • William Vere Cruess: American food scientist who led the rebirth of California wines after the end of Prohibition in 1933
  • Christian Delpeuch: wine official and Plan Bordeaux promoter
  • Stéphane Derenoncourt: French winemaker (not oenologist) and winery consultant
  • Andrew Dornenburg: wine columnist of The Washington Post
  • Michel Dovaz: wine teacher and writer
  • Paul Draper: winemaker of Ridge Vineyards
  • Georges Duboeuf: innovative and large Beaujolais bottler
  • Denis Dubourdieu: winemaker, professor of oenology at the University of Bordeaux
  • Jeb Dunnuck: reviewer for The Wine Advocate and eRobertParker.com
  • Gerhard Eichelmann: German wine critic
  • Henri Enjalbert: French professor of geography and specialist in wine geology
  • Len Evans: central figure in Australian wine industry
  • Mary Ewing-Mulligan, MW: American author and wine educator
  • Joe Fattorini: British wine expert and television and radio personality
  • Alice Feiring: American wine writer and "natural wine" advocate
  • Robert Finigan: American wine and restaurant critic
  • Konstantin Frank: "father" of vinifera wine growing in the Eastern United States
  • Doug Frost, MW, MS: American author and wine consultant
  • Peter Gago: Australian winemaker and writer
  • Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher: former wine columnists of The Wall Street Journal
  • Pierre Galet: French ampelographer and author
  • Prince Leo Galitzine: founder of Russian wine-making industry (Massandra, Novyi Svet, Abrau-Dyurso)
  • Patricia Gallagher: judge at the "Judgement of Paris" tasting
  • Ernest Gallo: largest American wine producer
  • Antonio Galloni: American wine critic, formerly of The Wine Advocate; founder of Vinous[3]
  • Rebecca Gibb, MW: British journalist, editor and Master of Wine
  • Paul Gillette: American author and wine writer, an early host of wine show on television[4]
  • Malcolm Gluck: British wine writer
  • Jamie Goode: British writer and blogger
  • Jilly Goolden: British wine critic, journalist and television personality
  • Richard Graff: pioneer California winemaker
  • Randall Grahm: original Rhone Ranger, winemaker, Bonny Doon Vineyard
  • Joshua Greene: American wine critic, publisher and editor-in-chief of Wine & Spirit
  • Paul Gregutt: wine columnist for The Seattle Times and Pacific Northwest editor of Wine Enthusiast Magazine
  • Mike Grgich: winemaker of the Chateau Montelena wine that won the white wine competition, the "Judgment of Paris"
  • Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl: American wine writer
Huon Hooke at Geelong wine show
Charles Heidsieck, notable Champagne maker known as "Champagne Charlie"
American wine critic Robert M. Parker Jr.
  • James Halliday: Australian wine critic and winemaker
  • Anthony Hanson: MW: British Burgundy wine expert
  • Agoston Haraszthy: Father of Modern Winemaking in California, see Sonoma Valley AVA
  • Sir James Hardy: Australian winemaker, businessman and Olympic Games sailor; member of the Hardy's winemaking family.
  • Charles Heidsieck: Champagne house founder
  • Steve Heimoff: American wine critic of Wine Enthusiast Magazine, author and wine blogger
  • Donald M. Hess: Swiss vintner in different countries and founder of the Hess Collection (Contemporary art)
  • Huon Hooke: Australian wine critic
  • Jean Hugel: Alsatian wine producer
  • Jess Jackson: American wine producer
  • Thierry Jacquillat: French wine industry CEO
  • Philip J. K. James: CEO of Snooth, wine comparison shopping site
  • Henri Jayer: French vintner, credited with introducing important innovations to Burgundian winemaking
  • Andrew Jefford: English author and editor of wine books
  • Hugh Johnson: British wine writer
  • Marilyn Johnson: Bordeaux wine writer
  • Robert Joseph: British wine writer
  • Richard Juhlin: Swedish writer focusing on Champagne, one of the leading Champagne connoisseurs in the world
  • André Jullien: French wine writer
  • Odette Kahn: leading wine writer and authority in France
  • Kathryn Kennedy: one of the first women to own a California winery
  • Mia Klein: California winemaker
  • Matt Kramer: American wine writer and columnist of The New York Sun, The Oregonian and Wine Spectator
  • Charles Krug: founded the first commercial winery in the Napa Valley
  • Rudy Kurniawan: collector and convicted wine counterfeiter
  • Monica Larner: Italian reviewer for The Wine Advocate
  • James Laube: American wine critic of Wine Spectator
  • Baron Pierre Le Roy: co-founder of the Institut National des Appellations d'Origine (INAO) and owner of Château Fortia
  • Eric LeVine: creator of the wine database software CellarTracker, now GrapeStories
  • Jeannie Cho Lee: first Asian Master of Wine
  • Max Léglise: French oenologist
  • May-Eliane de Lencquesaing: owner of Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande; Bordeaux wine ambassador
  • Alexis Lichine: wine writer and château-owner
  • Peter Liem: American wine writer in Champagne, publisher of ChampagneGuide.net
  • Zelma Long: oenologist and pioneer of women winemaking in California
  • Ernst Loosen: renowned German winemaker
  • David Lowe: Australian winemaker; owner of Lowe Wines; President of NSW Wine Industry Association; Vice President of Australian Winemakers Federation
  • Alberico Boncompagni Ludovisi: late Italian prince and winemaker of Fiorano
  • Giorgio Lungarotti: Italian agricultural entrepreneur and viticulturalist, founder of Cantine Lungarotti Winery
  • André Lurton: instrumental in creating Pessac-Léognan as a separate appellation of Graves
  • David Lynch: American wine writer, restaurant wine director
  • Kermit Lynch: American wine merchant, author
  • Will Lyons: British wine columnist for The Wall Street Journal
  • Natalie MacLean: Canadian wine writer and subscription website publisher
  • Karen MacNeil: American author, journalist and wine educator
  • Bernard Magrez: French and global wine estate tycoon
  • Thierry Manoncourt: French winemaker and owner of Château Figeac
  • Henri Martin: French mayor of Saint-Julien, owner of Château Gloria and Château Saint-Pierre
  • Neal Martin: reviewer for The Wine Advocate
  • Campbell Mattinson: Australian wine writer, editor and author
  • Gian Luca Mazzella: international wine critic, journalist and documentarian
  • Elin McCoy: American author, Bloomberg Markets wine journalist, biographer of Robert M. Parker, Jr.
  • Allen Meadows: American wine critic of Burgundy and Pinot Noir wine with the Burghound.com newsletter
  • Georges J. Meekers: wine writer, educator and founder of Wine Campus
  • Debra Meiburg, MW: Hong Kong based wine educator, journalist and wine judge
  • Carole Meredith: geneticist who discovered the parentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Syrah and Zinfandel
  • Claude Moët: Champagne house founder
  • Jean-Rémy Moët: Champagne merchant
  • Margrit Mondavi: organizer of cultural events at vineyards in the Napa Valley (founder of Copia (museum))
  • Robert Mondavi: a leading California vineyard operator; pioneered technical improvements and labeling and marketing wines varietally
  • Jasper Morris, MW: British wine expert
  • Bill Moularadellis: owner, winemaker and Managing Director of Kingston Estate wines
  • Christian Moueix: French president of Établissements Jean-Pierre Moueix and winemaker
  • Egon Müller: producer of fine Saar-Riesling
  • Thomas Munson: his proposal saved European wine industry from extinction
  • Gustave Niebaum: founder of Inglenook Winery
  • Ann C. Noble: inventor of the Aroma Wheel
  • Remington Norman: British wine writer
  • Kerin O'Keefe: American wine critic and author
  • Mark Oldman: author and columnist for The Food Network
  • Jeremy Oliver: independent Australian wine writer
  • Raymond Oliver: wine expert; a judge in Paris Wine Tasting of 1976
  • Nello Olivo: California wine maker who brought recognition to the El Dorado AVA wine region outside of Napa Valley
  • Maurice O'Shea: Australian pioneer winemaker
  • Karen Page: wine columnist of The Washington Post
  • Robert M. Parker, Jr.: American wine critic, referenced in the term Parkerization of wine
  • John Patchett: first person to plant a commercial vineyard in the Napa Valley
  • Edmund Penning-Rowsell: British wine writer
  • David Peppercorn, MW: British wine writer
  • Dom Perignon: Benedictine monk incorrectly credited with the invention of Champagne
  • Abraham Izak Perold: developed the Pinotage grape variety
  • Émile Peynaud: renowned French oenologist
  • Stuart Pigott: British Germany-based wine critic of Der Feinschmecker [de] and Weingourmet
  • Frank J. Prial: wine columnist for The New York Times
  • Jacques Puisais: French oenologist and taste philosopher
  • John Radford: author of wine books, and Spanish wine enthusiast
  • René Renou: French wine industry leader
  • Oscar Renteria: Californian viticulturalist
  • Patrick Ricard: CEO of Pernod Ricard
  • Andrea Immer Robinson: wine expert
  • Jancis Robinson, MW: wine writer and educator from the UK
  • Hardy Rodenstock: wine collector and alleged wine fraud, subject of The Billionaire's Vinegar
  • Daniel Rogov: Israeli wine critic
  • Michel Rolland: oenologist and winery consultant
  • Arne Ronold, MW: Norwegian wine writer and educator
  • Anthony Rose: British wine writer for The Independent
  • Nathaniel de Rothschild: founder of the French wine-making branch of the Rothschild family
  • Philippe de Rothschild: member of the Rothschild family
  • Jean-Claude Rouzaud: Champagne executive
  • Eben Sadie: South African winemaker of the Sadie Family
  • David Schildknecht: American wine critic
  • Frank Schoonmaker: wine writer who promoted labeling wines by grape variety
  • Ricky Schraub: California wine critic
  • Max Schubert: leading winemaker and creator of Penfolds Grange
  • Roger Scruton: British philosopher, wine columnist of the New Statesman and lecturer on wine philosophy
  • Albert Seibel: French hybridist (1844–1936) who made "Seibel grapes", which are hybrids of Vitis vinifera and Vitis riparia
  • Charles F. Shaw: wine marketing innovator
  • Carol Shelton: California wine producer and pioneer
  • André Simon: wine merchant, gourmet, and wine writer
  • Joanna Simon: British wine writer for The Sunday Times
  • Kay Simon: Washington wine producer and pioneer
  • Pat Simon, MW: British wine writer and importer
  • Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, MW: American wine educator/lecturer
  • Dr. Richard Smart: Australian viticulturalist
  • Olly Smith: British wine expert, present, author and columnist
  • Steven Spurrier: British wine authority, organized the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976
  • Mike Steinberger: American wine columnist of Slate
  • Kilien Stengel: author of wine books
  • Tom Stevenson: British wine writer and Champagne specialist
  • James Suckling: American wine critic formerly of Wine Spectator
  • Serena Sutcliffe, MW: British wine writer and the head of Sotheby's International Wine Department
  • George M. Taber: American wine writer
  • Lane Tanner: California winemaker
  • Stephen Tanzer: American wine critic, editor and critic at
  • Pierre Tari: Secretary General of the Association des Grands Crus Classés
  • André Tchelistcheff: "Dean of American Winemakers"
  • Tammie Teclemariam, American wine journalist
  • Anthony Terlato: American wine expert
  • Sean Thackrey: American experimental winemaker
  • Bob Thompson: American wine writer and California specialist
  • József Törley: founder of József Törley & Co., Hungary's most successful sparkling wine producer
  • Miguel A. Torres: pioneering Catalan winemaker and President of family wine company Bodegas Torres
  • Bob Trinchero: inventor of White Zinfandel
  • Helen Turley: California winemaker and consultant
  • Christian Vanneque: French wine expert
  • Gary Vaynerchuk: vlog wine critic of Wine Library TV
  • Aubert de Villaine: French wine expert and co-owner of the Domaine de la Romanee-Conti
  • Jean-Claude Vrinat: French wine expert and owner (now deceased) of the restaurant Taillevent
  • Keith Wallace American wine expert and founder of the Wine School of Philadelphia
  • Tom Wark: California wine PR executive and blogger of "Fermentation"
  • Robert G. Wilmers: owner of Château Haut-Bailly, Crus Classé de Graves in Pessac Léognan, Bordeaux
  • Warren Winiarski: winemaker of the Stag's Leap Wine Cellars wine that won the Cabernet Sauvignon competition at the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976
  • Jon Winroth: American wine critic and educator
  • William Charles Winshaw: pioneer South African vintner
  • Alder Yarrow: American wine blogger of Vinography.com
  • Franco Ziliani: Italian journalist and wine critic of VinoWire.com
  • Kevin Zraly: American wine educator and author

See also[edit]


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  • List of celebrities who own wineries and vineyards

References[edit]

  1. McIntyre, Dave (26 June 2020). "The wine industry is overwhelmingly white. Now, the push for inclusivity is gaining momentum". Washington Post. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  2. "Diversity, but also inclusion – Julia Coney ⋆ ARENI Global". ARENI Global. 2020-03-31. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  3. "Antonio Galloni presents Vinous - Explore All Things Wine". vinous.com.
  4. "Obituaries : Paul Gillette; Novelist, Wine Expert and Scriptwriter". LA Times.


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