Winemaker, BURE Family Wines
Worked in Napa for the last 15 years before that working in France
Country born: France
Education: Luc Morlet
Born in Epernay, France to a four-generation winegrower family, Luc, as a child, enjoyed learning about all of the practical and technical aspects of vineyard farming and winemaking. Luc Morlet is a Masters graduate of Enology from Rheims University, France and holds both a Viticulture degree from Ecole Viticole de Champagne and a MBA in Wine Business from Dijon Business School, Burgundy. Upon completion of graduate school, Luc's first full-time position was as the Assistant-Winemaker for the Val d'Or Champagne Cellars. In 1993, he replaced the Winemaker at a French subsidiary in St. Helena, which allowed him to discover Napa Valley and Sonoma County's unique viticultural conditions. 1996 brought Luc back to California for his California sweetheart whom he later married. In the spring of the same year, Newton Vineyard of Napa Valley hired Luc Morlet as Director of Viticulture and Enology in replacement of John Kongsgaard with whom Luc had the opportunity to work
Years in the wine industry: 30+ years
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