Winemaker, Dana Estates
Philippe spent much of his youth in Bordeaux, France, earning his geology degree from the University of Bordeaux. On a whim, he took a wine course in his final year of study—a decision that changed his life
Country born: France
Education: Philippe attended the University of Bordeaux graudating with a degree in geology, then a Master's degree in enology and agronomy. He has been trained and influenced by some of the most notable personalities in the wine business: Jean Delmas and Jean Philippe Masclef from Haut-Brion, Christian Moueix and Jean Claude Berrouet from Petrus, Paul Draper from Ridge, Daniel Baron from Silver Oak and Michel Rolland from Chateau Pasteur.
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
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Named by Robert Parker as one of the top nine wine consultants in the world.
Wines are made in the vineyard, with minimal intervention in the cellar.