- Imprint: Abrams Books
- Publication Date: May 19, 2015
- Price: $18.95
- Trim Size: 6 x 8 5⁄8
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-1860-1
- EAN: 9781419718601
- Page Count: 304
- Illustrations: 24 pages of color illustrations
- Format: Paperback
- Rights: World/All
Gérard Bertrand, the foremost winemaker of the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France, was born and raised in the South of France, making wine with his father since he was ten years old. Today, his award-winning winery offers the full range and diversity of the wines of the Languedoc—red, white, rose, varietal, appellation, estate, still, sparkling, and dessert—available to wine lovers all over the world. In this new memoir, Bertrand retraces his life and tells how, after a career as a professional rugby player, he developed his family’s vineyard into a major force in the region, becoming a visionary producer who pushes the wines of the Languedoc to an ever-greater level of excellence and recognition.Convinced that the route to truly great wines is forged through respecting the natural world and keeping it safe for future generations, he has introduced biodynamic farming to his vineyards, setting an example for winemakers across the globe. In his search for deeper meaning, he has created quantum wine, an object for meditation, multidimensional and spiritual.
This new book, illustrated with stunning photographs of the winery, the vineyards, and the region, will fascinate wine lovers and all those interested in making their dreams become reality.
About the author
Gérard Bertrand wines were awarded 2012 European Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine and, in 2014, for the second time in a row, Hot Prospect Brand by Shanken Communication’s Impact magazine. In 2015, the Guide des Vins Bettane et Desseauve named Gérard Bertrand Signature of Printed in France the Year.