Interview with Jean-Louis Grippat, former winemaker in Saint-Joseph and Hermitage

Interview with Jean-Louis Grippat at his home in Tournon, 20th March 2020. Edited for clarity and brevity. Can you tell me a bit about the history of your estate? I took over from my parents. My father died when I was relatively young. But the domaine continued; my mother carried on with a member of staff, and after my studies I joined her in 1956. There were still some fruit trees but I…

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