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 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