Discover the wildly diverse Wines of Sud-Ouest France on an upcoming Southern US tour featuring six visiting producers from the region. Each event will kick off with a panel discussion led by André Compeyre and a local sommelier, paired with a handpicked lineup of wines. Following the masterclass, meet the makers and explore further selections during an intimate walk-around tasting.
Craig Collins, MS
Craig Collins is a leading Master Sommelier with two decades of experience in the wine industry, including beverage direction for several acclaimed Austin restaurants. He sits on the CMS Board of Directors and leads sales for Vintus Imports.
Sheri Morano, MW
Master of Wine Sheri Morano is based in North Carolina and serves as the President of the Institute of Masters of Wine North America. She was the youngest American woman to achieve the MW designation, and currently works as a consultant, speaker, and wine competition judge.  
Nathan Wheeler
A Charleston native, Certified Sommelier Nathan Wheeler previously was a part of the highly lauded beverage program at Charleston Grill, a 4-star restaurant. He opened Vintage Lounge in 2017, a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine bar featured in Architectural Digest and Wall Street Journal.   
Eric Crane 
Director of Education and Business Development for Empire Distributors, Eric Crane is a Georgia native and active member of the Atlanta wine trade community. He holds an Advanced Sommelier title from the CMS and is a Certified Wine Educator.  
participating wineries  
Arbeau is a family estate operating since 1878 in Labastide-Saint-Pierre, between Toulouse and Bordeaux, on the banks of the Tarn, not far from the Garonne.  
Producteurs Plaimont is a cooperative of wine producers based in southwest France, with vineyards in Saint Mont, Madiran and Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh, as well as IGP Côtes de Gascogne, Gers and Comte Tolosan.
Brumont is comprised of the domaines Château Montus and Château Bouscassé, which represent two emblematic plots of La Tyre and Menhir.
Established in 2006, Vinovalie is a cooperative of winegrowers in the Pays d’Ovalie. At a time of rampant individualism, Vinovalie is all about collective performance.
Maison Georges Vigouroux is a luxury hotel and wine estate established in 1887, offering Malbec wines from the Cahors and Occitanie region of Southwest France.
Founded in 2010, Lionel Osmin & Cie is a négociant house based in the Southwest of France that has built a strong reputation for its partnerships with the region’s growers.
Campaign financed with the support of
 Join us from September 19th-22nd! 
Open to wine industry only – must be 21+ years old to participate.
If you have any questions please contact Melanie Migliorato [email protected]
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