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Urban and Eva Kaufmann’s story is something out of the movies. When they met in 2012, he was a rising star cheesemaker and she was the director of Germany’s largest wine organization. Within 2 years, they jumped headfirst into their winemaking life.
Eva had her heart set on becoming a winemaker and Urban was a wine lover, so they combined their savings to buy a winery in the heart of Germany’s historic Rheingau wine region, famous for its exquisite Rieslings.
They’ve already made their mark – converting the winery to biodynamic practices, replacing old oak barrels for stainless steel tanks, and winning praise from experts. Now it’s your turn to taste their first-class Rheingau wines.
Bruno was born into a Bordeaux wine family, so Bordeaux has been in his heart and soul since day 1. Traditions run strong – when he and his brothers finished school, they returned to the family estate and never left.
Bruno’s parents assumed ownership of their first estate in 1950. Since then, the Fontanas have acquired 14 estates across Bordeaux – including Château Clou du Pin in 1991 (on the hillsides of the Gironde only about 10 miles from famous St. Émilion!) – where Merlot is king. All of the estates are lovingly tended to by Bruno and his family.
With Angels in his corner, Château Clou du Pin and the other estates will not only survive, but thrive. Your support ensures the Fontanas’ place in Bordeaux winemaking history.
A Médoc native in the iconic Left Bank of Bordeaux, Jérôme has been making wine since 1998. He grew up surrounded by viticulture and winemaking at his family’s estate – Château du Moulin Neuf.
He had classic French wine training before interning in Australia – where he studied winemaking in extreme weather conditions. That proved perfect for his return to Château du Moulin Neuf, where he assumed leadership – and learned to expertly adapt to the temperamental climate of Bordeaux.
Jérôme’s roots in the Médoc run deep – from birth until now – so there’s no better winemaker to share with Angels what makes this Left Bank Bordeaux region special.
After having a wine moment with an Oregon Cabernet Sauvignon, Scott and his family went all in in 2006 – never looking back – buying a ranch in Rogue Valley where they planted vineyards from scratch.
Scott’s made wine from different areas for over 25 years – but Southern Oregon’s warmest and driest region won his heart. There, he can make his beloved Cabernet Sauvignon and other varieties – his way. The Rogue Valley isn’t Oregon Pinot country – it’s something new – and spectacular.
Because of you, Scott can focus on making gems like Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo and Viognier for Angels who would not have discovered them otherwise – while supporting his dream of making Oregon wines future-forward in many ways – his production facility is even 100% solar powered! Win-win.
Ken’s name is synonymous with Willamette Valley. As one of its pioneers, he was pivotal in the region’s growth and evolution. He helped put Oregon Pinot Noir on the map. Literally.
Ken launched his career in California, but Oregon won his heart before the rest of the world knew of its greatness. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate designated his – and only his – Oregon winery as ‘Outstanding.’ He is the only Oregon winemaker to grace the cover of Wine Spectator. And now, a true legend of Oregon wine is moving to a new digital era – with you.
With Angel support, Ken can educate and communicate directly with you, delivering the pleasure of world-class Willamette Valley Pinot Noir to your doorstep.
Pierre’s been dabbling in all things winemaking since the age of 10 when he would keep an eye on the vineyard and cellar with his father. That’s what you get for being born into Champagne! His dream has always been to continue his family’s wine legacy.
Champagne’s under-the-radar grape, Pinot Meunier, is Pierre’s true passion. Pierre says Meunier packs a bit of extra punch. It requires a little more TLC, but he has what it takes to make extraordinary Champagne from this lesser-known grape. And with your funding, he’s ready to bring this variety to life.
Christian Patat is an international man of delights. Every wine he touches turns into liquid gold! Having proved himself in Italy, France, and Spain for over two decades, Christian knows exactly how to craft sensational wines.
Christian travels all over Italy as a consultant, working with local producers to make wines that shine. Now he’s bringing you lesser-known Italian whites like Grecanico and Falanghina from some of the best vineyards in his home region, made by his own expert hand.
Angel support allows Christian to make unconventional Italian varieties and approachable - and fun for you to share at the dinner table with family and friends. “I grew up with the idea that the greatest of all wines are the easiest to drink,” he says. Mission accomplished.