He’s called “The Flying Winemaker” and his international influence in the world of wine is unparalleled. Bordeaux-based Oenologist Michel Rolland consults for more than 100 estates in 14 countries. Another 400 estates utilize the services of his laboratories located in France and Mendoza for analysis and advice. And at an age when many contemplate slowing down to stop and smell the roses, Michel is still living a life in the air and on the ground tending the vines, blending with finesse and turning out world-class wines.
Michel was raised on his family estate, Château Le Bon-Pasteur, in Pomerol. With wife, Dany, he oversees several of his own properties in Bordeaux and collaborations such as Clos de los Siete in Argentina.
His global footprint has made its mark with the hundreds of wineries that seek out his expertise that has made him an international star in the world of wine.
To name just a few of the 100 Points estates Michel is responsible for:
Chile: Casa Lapostolle
Italy: Tenuta dell’Ornellaia,Tolaini, Campo de Sasso
California: Araujo, Screaming Eagle , Dalla Valle Vineyards, Jericho Canyon Vineyard, Harlan Estate, Staglin Family Vineyard, Bryant Estate
France: Angélus, Ausone, Beauregard, le Bon Pasteur, Certan de May de Certan, Clinet, Clos l’Eglise, la Dominique, l’Evangile, Giscours, Grand-Pontet, Kirwan, Larrivet-Haut-Brion,Lascombes, Léoville-Poyferré, Monbousquet, Pape Clément, Pavie, Phélan-Ségur,, Pontet Canet, Smith Haut Lafitte, Troplong-Mondot, de Valandraud,la Violette, Pomerol and dozens more.
Very small amount has been produced. First and only Pinot Noir under Michel’s expertise and it’s brilliant.
-Eddy Le Garrec
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