Winemaker, MARTIN ESTATE
Frederic Delivert has been Martin Estate’s winemaker for more than four years. He holds a Masters Degree in Agriculture, with an emphasis in enology, from the Ecole Supérieure d’Agricultrure de Purpan (ESAP). One of Napa Valley’s rising stars, he has worked both sides of the Atlantic, including Domaine Croix Maro and Domaine de La Valmale in France.
Frederic believes that wines should be a pure expression of the soils and seasons in which they are grown. It is this respect for the vine, coupled with his uncompromising standards and spare-no-expenses winemaking approach, that make him a perfect fit for Martin Estate, where he is making the best wines of his career.
Country born: France
Education: Master's Degree in Agriculture, with an emphasis in enology, from the Ecole Supérieure d’Agricultrure de Purpan (ESAP)
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
Winemaking should reflect the vineyard and vintage, the soils and seasons in which the fruit is grown.