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Winegrowers, château proprietors and negociants – Bordeaux is home to thousands of people who earn their keep from the region’s world-famous vineyards.

But it is not just the French who make a living from the diverse wine world of Bordeaux – more and more British people are setting up home and businesses in the area. Here is a summary of some of those who have uprooted from the UK and settled amongst the Bordeaux vines:

Winemakers/Proprietors
• Jonathan Maltus, Château Teyssier (new-wave, modern-style wine from Saint Emilion: www.maltus.com)
• Angela and Gavin Quinney, Château Bauduc (situated in Creon, Entre deux Mers, where they make white, rosé, and red wine: www.bauduc.com)
• Nicola and Sean Allison, Château du Seuil (35km south east of Bordeaux in the Graves region, producing red, white and sweet wines: www.châteauduseuil.com)
• Martin Krajewski, Château de Sours (just to the south-west of Libourne and Pomerol, facing Saint Emilion, producing rosé, red and white wines: www.châteaudesours.com)
• Anthony Barton, Château Leoville Barton (two properties located next to each other in Saint Julien, which he runs with his daughter Lilian: www.leoville-barton.com)
• Philip & Sarah Iles, Château Lezongars (in the appellation of Premières Côtes de Bordeaux, in the village of Villenave-de-Rions: www.château-lezongars.com)
• Mark Hellyar, Château Civrac (the only Cornishman making and selling wine to the French: www.civrac.com)

Wine Merchants
• Francis Anson, Villa des Crus (Export Manager for the UK, Irish and US: www.villadescrus.fr)
• Chris Myers, Mahler Besse (Export Manager specialising in the English-speaking markets: www.mahler-besse.com)
• James Ryland, André Lurton (Sales and Marketing Director: www.andrelurton.com)
• Bill Blatch, Vintex (Founder and Consultant: www.vintex.fr)

Wine Educators
• Alexander Hall, Bespoke Bordeaux (tailor-made private wine tours and exclusive corporate events: www.bespokebordeaux.com)
• Wendy Narby, Insider Tasting (wine and food consultant and Ecole du Vin lecturer: www.insidertasting.com)

Restaurateurs
• Sarah Dowling, 10 Dowling Street (British-style tea room)
• Colum Crichton-Stuart, L’Orangerie du Jardin Publique (café/bar in Jardin Publique in Bordeaux, also co-owns five restaurants)
• Zana Goldsmith, Goldsmiths Saumon Fumé (Le Fumoir du Porge restaurant and two retail shops)

Foodies
• Mary Dardenne, Bordeaux Saveurs (gourmet tours: www.bordeauxsaveurs.com)
• John and Sian Mears, Gourmet Touring (combines gourmet food, fine wine, and classic cars to create holiday experiences: www.gourmet-touring.com)
• Alan Jones, Caviar d'Aquitaine (the main production facilities are at Saint Seurin sur L'isle, near to Saint Emilion: www.kaviar.com)

Hoteliers/Chambre d’Hotes owners
• Mary & Mike Pratt, Adare House (chambre d’hote/guest house: www.bordeaux-bnb.com)
• Anna and Andrew Barwick, Château Rigaud (blurs the boundaries between boutique hotel and private house, very child friendly: www.chateaurigaud.co.uk)
• Ian Christians, Orpheus and Bacchus (small portfolio of houses deep in Bordeaux wine country: www.orpheusandbacchus.com)
• Alison Crewsdon, La Tuilerie (chambre d’hôtes with a big downstairs room containing a huge fire over which they cook a variety of dishes and her French husband teaches cookery as well: www.latuilerie33.com)
• Jonathan Hayes & Barbara Dean, guesthouse near St Emilion currently being renovated (completion anticipated Summer 2008)

Teachers
• Dr Atarah Ben-Tovim (teaches music to adults and children: www.atarah.tv)
• Brinda Bouhris, Speechmark (wine courses in English: www.speechmark.com)
• Helen Lantsbury, La Ronde des Fromages (an EFL teacher)

For more information on any of the above, or if you would like contact details, please get in touch. We also have Bordeaux press trip opportunities this year.

For further details please contact Eleanor Standen or Natasha Claxton at R&R Teamwork,
telephone 020 7384 1333, email eleanor@randr.co.uk or natasha@randr.co.uk
27 June 2008
www.bordeaux.com

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