Families of Wine

Extraordinary stories about successful families working together in wine from the world’s most famous viticultural regions. 

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Agent Blue Nun

Fugitive, secret agent and wine merchant. Peter Max Ferdinand Sichel, one of Germany’s most important wine personalities, turns 100. Vincent Messmer recounts his fascinating life. 

Reading time: 4m 40s  

Family Wineries in Turmoil

Why most family wineries won’t survive, and what others are doing to ensure that they will. Roger Morris reports.

Reading time: 5m 25s


Casella Wines’ Vineyards Go On The Market

Australia’s deepening grape over-supply crisis reached new heights this week with the announcement from Casella Family Brands that it was placing 7258ha of its vineyards on the market. Jeni Port tells us the story behind the deal.

Reading time: 2 minutes

Women in Wine: Caroline Diel of Schlossgut Diel

In our April 1st newsletter, we set out an objective. As part of an effort to encourage diversity of every kind in the industry, we will regularly report on, and interview, successful and up-and-coming members of the industry who do not conform to the old white, male stereotype.

Today we start with Caroline Diel of Schlossgut Diel in the Nahe in Germany.

Reading time: 1m 50s

Anthony Barton – a personal memoir

Anthony Barton, owner of Châteaux Léoville and Langoa Barton in St Julien, has died at the age of 91. Robert Joseph offers his own tribute