After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill in 1979 Alex Gambal quickly began a career in real estate in Washington DC. Because of his passion for Burgundy he left the world of real estate to explore the Cote D’Or. During his exploration he attended viticulture school in Beaune, and in 1997 founded Maison Alex Gambal: an estate-based, biodynamic producer in Burgundy. Following the creation of his winery, he continued to acquire vineyard land in Burgundy and became the first foreigner to purchase vineyards in the Grand Crus of Puligny and Chassagne.
Currently Maison Alex Gambal produces approximately 6,000 cases of wine a year, 55% of which is white. The range of his appellations extends from Bourgogne Pinot Noir and Bourgogne Chardonnay, Village, Premier Crus and Grand Crus; such as his Batard-Montrachet, Corton- Charlemagne Clos Vougeot and Latricieres-Chambertin. Maison Alex Gambal now exports to 20 countries around the world.
At this upcoming Linfield Wine Lecture Alex Gambal will share his experience and global perspective of international wine marketing.