30 winemakers under 40 to watch (part one)

7th January, 2014 by Lucy Shaw

10. Caroline Frey (35)

Taking the helm from her father Jean Jacques at her family’s 80-hectare Haut- Médoc third growth Château La Lagune in 2004, under Frey’s stewardship the wines have undergone a renaissance, leading US wine critic Robert Parker to gush: “Today, La Lagune is producing wines that are better than anything made during the estate’s glory days in the seventies and eighties.” Having graduated from the University of Bordeaux with a degree in oenology, before joining the family business, Frey studied under Denis Dubourdieu for two years at his Graves property, Floridene.

During her tenure, Frey, who manages a team of 30, has overseen the rebuilding of the winery at La Lagune and made strides in implementing elements of organic and biodynamic viticulture. In addition to her numerous duties at La Lagune, Frey is also a winemaker at the 110-hectare Domaines Paul Jaboulet Ainé in the Rhône Valley.

2 Responses to “30 winemakers under 40 to watch (part one)”

  1. I’m not happy with this tirade against red trousers(!)

  2. John Skupny says:

    You have 20 more chances to include Matthieu Baudry of Bernard Baudry on this list!.. if not – you missed one great one!

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