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Chateau Monty

Monty Waldin



ISBN: 9781906032289

Price: £16.99

Publication date: 16 September 2008

Category: Wine

Top wine critic and author, Monty Waldin, has decided to put his money where his opinionated mouth is and pack it all in to make wine biodynamically in rural France.

He has just over a year to turn 4 hectares into top selling organic wine. Renovating an old cabin on his vineyard so he can babysit his vines 24/7, his only company will be his donkey and occasionally his high maintenance girlfriend Silvana when she jets in from Italy.

Regarded by peers as a bit loopy because of his views about Biodynamics, and even as the enfant terrible of the wine world (he’s upset the establishment for his harsh criticisms of the wine industry), Monty’s nonetheless forged a successful career and written several award-winning books …

But now he’s abandoning life behind the laptop for a new one making his own wine in the French Pyrenees.

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Monty Waldin is a wine writer and critic, and widely considered THE authority on organic wines and biodynamic winemaking. The author of several books on wine, he currently lives in the south of France.



"Waldin upped sticks to the Pyrenees...a brave, if slightly bonkers move that's amusingly captured in this entertaining first person account. A funny, down to earth read." French Magazine, September 2008