Q: What is the best gift you ever received?
A: A wine trip to Santa Ynez Valley in California with my parents - it was my first real experience in wine country and that was how I first got hooked.
Q: Who was your mentor? What was the most important thing you learned?
A: I would say that my current mentor would be the director of the Chateau Haut-Bailly, Véronique Sanders. She has has always showed me the importance of relationships - of details and how to be particularly thoughtful and aware of who each person is, their culture and how best to welcome them.
Q: What makes you think of home?
A: I am from Arizona, so nothing is more symbolic than a beautiful, giant saguaro cactus.
Wednesday, May 9th at the Collectors Dinner
Thursday, May 10th at the Embassy & Winemaker Dinner Series
Friday, May 11th at the Vintners Dinner & Auction
Saturday, May 12th at the Bordeaux Master Class and Grand Tasting & Auction
For the past four centuries, Château Haut-Bailly has over-looked 30 hectares of vines in a single block. These grow on soil consisting of sand and gravel from the tertiary period with a fossil stone subsoil. Haut Bailly’s reputation as one of the very finest wines of Bordeaux was established in the 19th century. Château Haut-Bailly’s unique terroir produces wine that are outstandingly reliable, and whose prestige is due to an inimitable style marked by finesse and elegance.