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A new winemaker

Hilde Chevillot joined
Abbotts & Delaunay

Hilde Chevillot joined Abbotts & Delaunay

5 August 2013

Hilde Chevillot joined Abbotts & Delaunay since last August.

After 15 years experience both in France and abroad, Chevillot, based at the winery in the small village of Marseillette near Carcassonne, will manage all of Abbotts & Delaunay's grower partnerships. She will also oversee the winemaking process from vinification to bottling, working closely with oenologist and owner of Abbotts & Delaunay, Laurent Delaunay.

After receiving her diplomas in agronomy from the University of Gand and in oenology from ENSA in Montpellier, Chevillot specialised in quality control in the agricultural industry, and on finishing her studies, took over responsibility for the vinification process at Domaine de la Solitude in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This first step on the career ladder then led her to Chile

After returning to France, she spent some time at La Société Viticole de Rieux Minervois, before becoming part of the Anne de Joyeuse coop in Limoux which encompassed 3330 hectares of vineyards and 600 winemaker partners. During seven years in this challenging role, she optimized the process of bringing in the grapes during harvest and also implemented different specifications for certification concerning sustainable agriculture, CARREFOUR Quality Line

In 2008 she joined Baron Philippe de Rothschild, in charge of managing the vineyards and the wine making for the coop and producer partners as well as contributing to the blending of some of their most prestigious brands.

Laurent Delaunay comments, "We are very pleased to welcome Hilde to the Abbotts & Delaunay team. With the wide experience in winemaking both in France and internationally that she will be bringing, we know that she will not only maintain but enhance the very high standards that have already been created at Abbotts & Delaunay, ensuring that we remain at the forefront of the region's premium winemakers.” 

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