Benoit Touquette

WINEMAKER VITICULTURIST

Benoit Touquette assumed the reigns as our winemaker in 2006 when he took over operations from Andy Erickson. Benoit brings his extensive Bordeaux experience, a Masters degree of Enology and Chemistry from the University of Bordeaux and stints at several Bordeaux wineries including Chateau La Louviere and Chateau Couhins-Lurton. Early in his career Benoit made wine with famed Consultant Michel Rolland, "The Flying Winemaker," in South Africa at Remhoogte Estate. Benoit is a star on the rise in the wine world and is devoted to continuing the Hartwell tradition of producing wines of distinction and acclaim.