Learning a New Terroir with Chris Carpenter

Learning a New Terroir with Chris Carpenter

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Since 2012 he has travelled to McLaren Vale numerous times per year to oversee the winemaking for the Bordeaux varieties at Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard, covers a steep cut of country from the ridgetops above the village of Clarendon to the Onkaparinga River in the gorge below. Since its establishment in 1971, the Hickinbotham vineyard has become a part of Australia’s wine heritage, supplying fruit to produce many of Australia’s greatest wines. GET WEEKLY CRU MAIL HERE! Chris holds a degree in biology from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and an MBA from the University of Illinois, Chicago. While there, he played big-ten football and worked at the local bars. His friends were Chicago artists and musicians; he packs his trombone when he comes to Australia. During a visit to Napa Valley, Chris discovered a lifestyle that combined his love of the sciences with his growing passion for culinary and wine pursuits. Soon after, he began studying at UC Davis where he earned a master’s degree in both viticulture and oenology. He further studied in Italy at Tenute Antinori, Santa Cristina Estate before returning to Napa Valley to join the winemaking team at Cardinale in 1998. In 2000, Chris was appointed winemaker for Lokoya and he went on to assume that role for Cardinale, La Jota, and Mt Brave. In this episode we mention… UC Davis Viticulture Program Tre Vigne Restaurant Tenute Antinori Solaia Renzo Cotarella, CEO of Marchesi Antinori Thomas Duroux, winemaker of Chateau Palmer Pete Fraser, Yangarra winemaker Rob Mann, winemaker Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) The story of Hickinbotham Follow Hickinbotham On… INSTAGRAMWEBSITE  
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Since 2012 he has travelled to McLaren Vale numerous times per year to oversee the winemaking for the Bordeaux varieties at Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard, covers a steep cut of country from the ridgetops above the village of Clarendon to the Onkaparinga River in the gorge below. Since its establishment in 1971, the Hickinbotham vineyard has become a part of Australia’s wine heritage, supplying fruit to produce many of Australia’s greatest wines. GET WEEKLY CRU MAIL HERE! Chris holds a degree in biology from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and an MBA from the University of Illinois, Chicago. While there, he played big-ten football and worked at the local bars. His friends were Chicago artists and musicians; he packs his trombone when he comes to Australia. During a visit to Napa Valley, Chris discovered a lifestyle that combined his love of the sciences with his growing passion for culinary and wine pursuits. Soon after, he began studying at UC Davis where he earned a master’s degree in both viticulture and oenology. He further studied in Italy at Tenute Antinori, Santa Cristina Estate before returning to Napa Valley to join the winemaking team at Cardinale in 1998. In 2000, Chris was appointed winemaker for Lokoya and he went on to assume that role for Cardinale, La Jota, and Mt Brave. In this episode we mention… UC Davis Viticulture Program Tre Vigne Restaurant Tenute Antinori Solaia Renzo Cotarella, CEO of Marchesi Antinori Thomas Duroux, winemaker of Chateau Palmer Pete Fraser, Yangarra winemaker Rob Mann, winemaker Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) The story of Hickinbotham Follow Hickinbotham On… INSTAGRAMWEBSITE  
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