Living a Wine Legacy with Sofian Himeur


Living a Wine Legacy
with Sofian Himeur

Sofian Himeur is the assistant winemaker at Gruet Winery, the champagne method sparkling wine producer in New Mexico.

In this episode, Sofian and I dig into the story behind Gruet and how he and his family came to start making sparkling wine in New Mexico of all places. He then takes us into his story, what it was like growing up in a winemaking family, working side-by-side with his grandfather at their Champagne house, and the trials and tribulations of making delicious, value sparkling in the New Mexico desert.

I really enjoyed this episode and you can really hear how passionate Sofian is not only about the wines and winery, but the legacy that his grandfather established and that he continues to shepherd along each and every day with his uncle and mother.

In this episode we mention... 
Gruet Winery 
Laurent Gruet 
Cote Sénonais 
Gruet et Fils Champagne 
Brut de Blanc 
Blanc de Noirs 
Wine Spectator Top 100 
IWSC US Wine Producer of the Year 
Champagne Paul Laurent, sister company 
Precept Wines 
Dominique Leboeuf 
Sauvage

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