Grenache Gris

Evan Lewandowski/Ruth Lewandowski

Because Evan's dad was in the Air Force, he was used to traveling quite a bit. And if you weren't born in a classic winemaking area, traveling will almost certainly be a part of any wine education you might want to pursue. Evan's wine journey began when he went to College in Utah. He fell in love with the place - the classic skiing story if you will - but also, tasting a certain wine really got him wine-bug-bitten. And for some odd reason, he got into his head that Utah would be a perfect place to make wine from high-altitude vines.

Le Clos des Grillons

Nicolas Renaud of Clos de Grillons is exactly the kind of vigneron we are into. Not only is he a good friend and neighbour of the Eric Pfifferling, the pair also join forces to make Sune's own gift cuvée 'Venskab'. Formerly a history teacher and with no family ties to wine or ownership of land, Nicolas slowly began to rent parcels of land in areas that were overlooked by the cooperatives who were on the search for more productive vines. Of course these old vines and low yields were exactly what Nicolas was looking for.