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Alex

 

Alex Suter-Domaine de l'Amandine

 

 

Alex, an Englishman, is no stranger to winemaking, as he grew up on one of South Africa’s best known wine estates, namely Rustenberg in Stellenbosch, where his father was the manager.

Indeed it was while working at a winery in Gigondas 25 years ago that Alex met Sabine by chance at the local boulangerie – and the rest as they say is history! Not only did he fall in love with a local girl, but he also soon fell under the spell of this enchanted part of Provence.

Alex has always been interested in horticulture and viticulture – and shares Jean- Pierre’s passion and respect for the land and appreciation of the subtleties of “terroir”. Having worked in a variety of wineries in both the new and old worlds – and having also spent 14 years running his own landscape gardening business, he brings a broad-based horticultural expertise into the family vineyards where his skills dovetail very well with Jean-Pierre’s experience, in-depth knowledge of the terroir and of local lore and his intuitive, inherited affinity with the soil. Furthermore, Alex’s exposure to “new world” influences is bringing a fresh outlook, a youthful vision and a renewed dynamism to the estate.