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Hosted at Raffles Grill BY JACQUES & LAURENT POURCEL, Raffles Hotel
Known for its soft and fleshy character due to the high proportion of Merlot, Pichon Lalande is a supple, fruity velvety wine, which can be drunk while quite young.


Winemaker: Christian Seely
Son of wine merchant and author James Seely, winemaker Christian Seely, born in 1960, is the man responsible for eight vineyards with the likes of Pichon-Longueville and Pibran in Pauillac. Seely studied at Harrow and Trinity College in Cambridge and graduated with a degree in English and in 1987, studied at leading French business school, INSEAD, for a year from which he graduated with an MBA. In 1983, Seely had his own business of wine and food gifts, Presents of Mind, which he later sold in 1997.

Hosted at mezza9, Grand Hyatt Singapore
Established in 1876 in the Napa Valley, Beringer, the oldest continuing operating winery has earned a reputation as one of the world's most outstanding wine producers. Beringer is the only winemaker in the world to have been awarded the prestigious Wine Spectator's 'Wine of the Year' award for both a Chardonnay and Cabernet, and in 2001 was voted 'Winery of the Year' by both Wine Enthusiast and Wine and Spirits magazine. All of which is an outstanding proof of a continuing commitment to excellence established more than 125 years ago by our founders of Beringer, Brothers Jacob and Frederick Beringer.

Distributor: Certain Cellars Pte Ltd

Winemaker: Jerry Comfort
Jerry Comfort, culinary director of Beringer Vineyards, is an expert on how wine and food react when tasted with each other. His unique theories on “comfort food”, reflect his depth in knowledge of the food-and-wine relationship. This knowledge came with a foundation of stints as sous chef, sous chef saucier, chef de cuisine and executive chef in restaurants located in both San Francisco and Los Angeles. Now that he oversees Château Souverain’s hospitality, Beringer’s private dining facility, the Hudson House and other culinary programmes within the company and globally, it is clear that Comfort carries a wealth of responsibilities and is definitely up to it.

Hosted at My Humble House, Tung Lok Group of Restaurants
Chardonnay and other Burgundian grapes (Pinot Noir, Pinor Gris and Pinor Blanc) has always been the stars of this winery. Almost every wine from this winery, from the lightest Grüner Veltliner to the red wine and the sparkling wine has what it takes to be the best of the vintage.


Winemaker: Willi Bründlmayer
Owner of the Bründlmayer vineyeard, Willi Bründlmayer has always taken challenges in his stride. From tiling the soil at Grand Cru “Le Montrachet” with just a single horse power at 17 years old, to revolutionising Austrian’s main white varietal, Grüner Vetliner, Bründlmayer is certainly committed to the works of winemaking. And just for that, he was awarded the Austrian State Prize in 1950. Through his passion for France and his wife’s love for champagne, he created “Bründlmayer Brut”, made from Burgundian grape varieties, which have become Austria’s best sparkling wine in the eyes of many critics. Most recently, the winery was awarded “Winery of the Year” by the New York Wine & Spirits.

Feiler – Artinger estate ranks as one of the world’s most favoured producers of botryized sweet wines. The premium range of this winery is the Ruster Ausbrunch which has brought the Feiler – Artinger their greatest international recognition.

Distributor: Indoguna (S) Pte Ltd []

Winemaker: Kurt Feiler
Kurt Feiler became the youngest member to join the ranks of internationally renowned winemakers and critics in December 2003 when he was inducted to the elite wine association Academie Internationale du Vin (AIV) headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

Feiler, a winemaker of stringent expectations attributes their success to the special miroclimate of Rust which enables the production of wines with “deep fruit flavours, great structure and a very long finish”.


Hosted at The Cliff, The Sentosa Resort & Spa

Caphuchin monks established Domaine Weinbach in 1612. In 1898, the Faller brothers acquired the winery, which was then passed on to Théo Faller. A prominent figure in Alsace winemaking, Faller continuously strives to improve the quality of Alsace wines.

Distributor: CellarMaster Wines (S) Pte Ltd []

Domaine Weinbach
Winemaker: Catherine Faller
Globally celebrated Domaine Weinbach wines is the result of hard work and effort put in by the Faller women – Colette Faller, the mother, and her two daughters, Catherine and Laurence Faller. It is Catherine Faller who manages the commercial aspects of the business, building essential relationships with high-end restaurants and boutique importers abroad and has been a crucial factor in catapulting Domaine Weinbach to international fame and presence. Catherine, together with her mother and sister, are amongst the first women ever to lead and manage a winery in Alsace.


Winemaker: Bo Barrett
Hosted at One-Ninety, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Château Montelena's tradition of excellence started in 1882, came into international recognition with the Paris Tasting in 1976, and continues to be a highly regarded winery with its handcrafted world class Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Despite the test of time, the winery has remained true to its philosophy to make the best wines.

Distributor: Nectar & Vine (S) Pte Ltd

Chateau Montelena
Winemaker: Bo Barrett
Upon graduating from high school, Bo Barrett joined the wine industry in the summer of 1972 at his family-owned Château Montelena, pulling star thistles in the old vineyard and picking up rocks to prepare for replanting. In 1976, Barrett was an honours student at Fresno State University where he studied viticulture and enology. This later prepared him for the job offer as winemaker in 1981, but he only accepted it after an agreement with his father that he be given the same freedom and professional respect as previous winemakers, and it's been that way ever since. With 30 years worth of experience, Barrett promises to "bring the vintage and the vineyard to your table in a wine that is elegant, balanced and enjoyable."


Winemaker: Sara Pérez
Hosted at Dolce Vita, The Oriental Singapore

The word 'Cims' means 'summits', indicating the location of the vineyards high up above Porrera on the steep schist slopes. The age of the vines and nature of the terrain combine to give exceptionally low yields, resulting in wine that has an amazing dense ruby colour and extraordinary intensity.

Distributor: Vinum []

Cims de Porrera

Winemaker: Sara Pérez
Sara Perez, winemaker of Cims de Porrera, is one with a world of experience in winemaking. One would probably agree because at the age of ten, Perez and her brother were already in-charge of the vinification and ageing of Martinet wines. But not only is she an expert with winemaking, Perez also has three degrees – one in biological science, one in philosophy and literature and lastly one in oenology. Perez is devoted to one thing – that is to make great wines with native grape varieties, discovering the charm of grapes previously ignored or unknown.


Hosted at The Dining Room, Sheraton Towers Singapore

Winemaking genius Hermann Dönnhoff is regarded by many wine experts opinion as the finest wine producer of Riesling in Nahe. His wines express a tremendous purity of fruit, richness and balance.

Distributor: Cellarmaster Wines (S) Pte Ltd []
Hermann Dönnhoff
Winemaker: Helmut Dönnhoff
Hermann Dönnhoff, winemaker of the Helmut Dönnhoff winery, is the man who has been universally acknowledged as one of Germany's top Riesling producer and was crowned Winemaker of The Year in 1999 by Gault Millau German Wine Guide. The Dönnhoff family has a 200-year territory had include cattle farms, and other businesses. It was after World War II that the family went into wine production full-time. His philosophy of "starting from the vineyard' means he and the winemaking teams are constantly on their toes charting the weather changes.

Hosted at Pontini, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore

The Frescobaldi family has been active in vine growing and fine wine making for the last seven centuries, and owns in Tuscany a collection of properties, each with a strong personality and its own resident team of wine makers and agronomists, in order to retain and express at best each terroir. The most important estates, all of them represented at the WGS, are Castello di Nipozzano, Castello di Pomino, Castel Giocondo and Tenuta di Castiglioni.

Distributor: Giorgio Ferrari []
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Winemaker: Marchesi Leonardo de Frescobaldi
After becoming a Political Science graduate from the University of Florence, Leonardo Frescobaldi then joined the family's wine business in 1964. From being in-charge of the company's corporate image to becoming a sales manager for international markets in 1974, he has truly accomplished much. Through his management and contribution, Frescobaldi wines are now being exported to more than 50 countries worldwide, which finally led to his appointment as sales and marketing director for Frescobaldi's domestic and international market. Leonardo is a permanent honorary member of Amici dell'Enotria.

Hosted at Zambuca Italian Restaurant & Bar

Penfolds was founded in 1811 but it was only in the 1950 that the Penfolds focused more on table wines. Throughout all the changes, Penfold's continued success has been built from years of experience.

Distributor: Bacardi-Martini Singapore Pte Ltd

Winemaker: Don Ditter
First starting out as a laboratory assistant at the Magill winery in Adelaide in December 1942, Donovan Ditter progressed to being a winemaker at Penfolds from 1950 to 1986. In between, Ditter studied winemaking in 1946 at Roseworthy Agricultural College and returned to Penfolds upon graduating with first class honours five years later. Over the years, his responsibility escalated from being a winemaker in-charge of two cellars in Sydney to NSW production manager in 1963, then national production manager in 1973, and finally, chief winemaker in 1975. Now retired, he regularly consults Penfolds, imparting his profound knowledge to new employees.
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