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Hospice du Rhône Through the Years

Explore the exceptional Rhône wine panelists who have graced the stage at the Hospice du Rhône Paso Robles wine event throughout the years. We hope you enjoy learning more about the masters and believers who share our Rhônely mission. Our hope is you continue to dream of who may take the stage in the coming years! 


2016 Hospice du Rhône – Seminar Series

The Intricacies of Châteauneuf du Pape
Presented by Jeb Dunnuck of the The Wine Advocate

Washington Rhônes - State of Address
Force Majeure Vineyard, Todd Alexander
Gramercy Cellars, Greg Harrington
Rôtie Cellars,  Sean Boyd
Tenet Wines,  Bob Bertheau, Michel Gassier, Philippe Cambie
Moderator: Patrick Comiskey, Wine & Spirits

Costières de Nîmes - A Southern Rhône Exception for Whites
Michel Gassier, Michel Gassier
Chateau Mas Neuf, Luc Baudet
Château Mourgues du Grès, François Collard
Château d’Or et de Gueules, Diane De Puymorin
Moderator: Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate

A Tale of Two Treasures: Paso Robles and Santa Barbara
Epoch Estate Wines, Jordan Fiorentini
Herman Story Wines, Russell From 
Bien Nacido Estate, Trey Fletcher
True Believer from Hammell Wine Alliance, Chris Hammell
Moderator: Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast 


2012 Hospice du Rhône – Seminar Series

Conversations with Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Author of The Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Book, Harry Karis
Vigneron, Philippe Cambie
Sommelier, Kelly McAuliffe

Why Spain (still) Rocks!
Casa Castillo, José Maria Vicente
Jiménez-Landi, Daniel Jiménez-Landi
Bodegas Mas Alta, Bixente Ocafrain
Clos Erasmus, Daphne Glorian-Solomon

The Return of the Bionic Frog
Cayuse, Christophe Baron
Moderator: John Alban founder of Hospice du Rhône and Alban Vineyards

A Collective Quest
Les Vins de Vienne, Yves Cuilleron
Les Vins de Vienne, François Villard
Les Vins de Vienne, Pierre Gaillard
Moderator: Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate

Research, Revelations and the Art of Being Different
d'Arenberg, Chester Osborn
Moderator: John Alban founder, Hospice du Rhône and Alban Vineyards


2011 Hospice du Rhône – Seminar Series

Rhône Valley Wines
Château de Nages, Michel Gassier
Domaine Alain Voge, Alberic Mazoyer
Domaine de Cabasse, Nicolas Haeni
Moderator: Christophe Tassan, Sommelier at MIX in Las Vegas

Find Your MoJo
Tensley, Joey Tensley
Bedrock Wine Co., Morgan Twain-Peterson
Moderator: Christopher Sawyer, Sommelier and Journalist

They Have a Dream - A Tour of the Roussillon
Clos des Fées, Hervé Bizeul
Domaine Madeloc, Pierre and Elise Gaillard
Domaine Rocs des Anges, Marjorie Gallett
Domaine Thunevin-Calvet, Jean-Roger Calvet 
Moderator: Patrick Comiskey, Wine & Spirits Magazine

High Noon
Noon Winery, Drew Noon
Moderator: John Alban, founder of Hospice du Rhône and Alban Vineyards


2010 Hospice du Rhône – Seminar Series

We’ve Come a Long Way Baby || Wines from South Africa
Boekenhoutskloof, Marc Kent
de Trafford Wines, David Trafford,
Fairview Wines, represented by Eben Sadie
Mullineux Family Wines, Andrea Mullineux
Sadie Family Wines, Eben Sadie
Stellenzich Wines, represented by Chris Mullineux
Moderator: James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

Côte-Rôtie – The Next Generation
Domaine Michel and Stéphan Ogier, Stéphane Ogier
Moderator: John Alban, Founder of Hospice du Rhône and Alban Vineyards

Washington State: The Perfect Haven for “The Ultimate Terroirist”
K Vintners and Charles Smith Wines, Charles Smith
Moderator: Alan Kroph, Mutineer Magazine

An Incredible Cabie-nation
Clos Saint Jean, Vincent Maurel
Tardieu-Laurent, Michael Tardieu
Philippe Cambie, Consultant
Moderator: Jeb Dunnuck, The Rhône Report


2009 Hospice du Rhône – Seminar Series

Somms Gone Wild
Villa Creek Cellars, Cris Cherry
Skylark, John Lancaster and Robert Perkins
Paul Lato Wines, Paul Lato
Betts and Scholl, Richard Betts

East Side West Side
Bonaccorsi Wine Company, Clarissa Nagy
Melville and Brewer-Clifton, Greg Brewer

Riedel, What’s in Your Cabinet
Miner Family Wines, Dave Miner
Domaine François Villard, François Villard
Elderton, represented by John Larchet of The Australian Premium Wine Collection
Guigal, represented by Patrick Will, Ex Cellars
Riedel Crystal of America, Georg Riedel

Beyond the Yellow Brick Road
Saxum, Justin Smith
Stolpman and Piedrassasi, Sashi Moorman


2008 Hospice du Rhône – Seminar Series

Conquistadores: The Reign in Spain
Bodegas Cigarral Pago del Ama, Adolfo and Javier Munoz
Bodegas Castano and Bodegas Salinas, Daniel Castano
Bodegas Clos d’Agon and Bodegas Huerta de Albala
Jurgen Wagner, Cellar Capcanes, represented by Eric Solomon of European Cellars
Bodegas Mas Alta, Philippe Cambie

California Startups
Booker Vineyards, Eric Jensen
Jonata, Matt Dees

Check Your Ideology at the Door…
Torbreck, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Dave Powell
Château St. Cosme, Gigondas, Southern Rhône, France, Louis Barruol

The Wines of E. Guigal
E. Guigal, Philippe Guigal


2007 Hospice du Rhône – Seminar Series

Rhône Around the World
Luca, Argentina, Laura Catena
Casa Silva, Chile, Arnaut Frennet
Domaine Serene, Oregon, Tony Rynders
Ciacci Piccolomini, Italy, Keven Clancy
Moderator: Patrick Comiskey, Wine & Spirits Magazine

It’s Only Natural
L’Aventure, Stephan Asseo
DuMOL, Andy Smith
Moderator: John Alban, Founder of Hospice du Rhône and Alban Vineyards

Blinded by the White Part Deux
Château de Beaucastel, Marc Perrin
Le Vieux Donjon, Claire Michel
Domaine Mathilde et Yves Gangloff, Yves Gangloff
Domaine Yves Cuilleron, Yves Cuilleron
Domaine François Villard, François Villard
Moderator: Greg Brewer, Brewer Clifton

Top of the Papes
Le Vieux donjon, Claire Michel
Domaine Marcoux, Catherine and Sophie Armenier
Domaine de la Janasse, Isabelle Sabon
Moderator: Kelly McAuliffe, Sommelier


2006 Hospice du Rhône – Seminar Series

A Command Performance: The Wines of Elderton
Elderton, Allister Ashmead

Priorat Posse
Vinya del Vuit, Sara Perez and Rene Barbier
Closa Batllet, Marc Ripoll
Clos Erasmus, Daphne Glorian
Nit de Nin, Esther Nin
Lo Givot, Montse Nadel
Dits del Terra, Eben Sadie
Mas Doix, Ramon LLagostera
Roquers de Porrera, Raimon Castellvi
Mas d’en Compte, Joan Sangenis
Moderator: Eric Solomon, European Cellars

Here, There and Everywhere
Araujo Estate, Francoise Peschon
Peay Vineyards, Vanessa Wong
Domaine Georges Vernay, Christine Vernay
Moderator: John Alban, Founder of Hospice du Rhône and Alban Vineyards

The Trio Infernal – Priorat Project
J.M. Gerin, Jean-Michel Gerin,
Domaine Combier, Laurent Combier
Château Revelette, Peter Fischer
Moderator: Christophe Baron, Cayuse

Rhône Vignobles Seminar and Tasting - For media and trade only
Château Revelette, Peter Fischer
Domaine de Beaurenard, Daniel Coulon
Domaine Chèze, Louis Chèze
Domaine de la Citadelle, Yves and Alexis Rousset-Rouard
Domaine Combier, Laurent Combier
Domaine Courbis, Laurent and Dominique Courbis
Domaine Cuilleron, Yves Cuilleron
Domaine de Deurre, Hubert Valayer
Domaine Gerin, Jean-Michel Gerin
Domaine de la Janasse, Isabelle Sabon


2005 Hospice du Rhône – Seminar Series

The Wines of Alvaro Palacios
Gratallops, Alvaro Palacios
Moderator: John Alban, Founder of Hospice du Rhône and Alban Vineyards

Kilikanoon and Pikes Clare Valley, Australia
Kevin Mitchell and Neil Pike

The Wines of Domaine Clavel
Pierre Clavel, Coteaux du Languedoc

Pax Cellars and Linne Calodo
Linne Calodo, Matt Trevisan
Pax Cellars, Pax Mahle


2004 Hospice du Rhône – Seminar Series

The Wines of Domaine Tempier
Domaine Tempier, Daniel Ravier

A Tale of Two Valleys: Napa and Sonoma
Richard Arrowood and Randy Lewis

Much Ado About Mourvèdre
Veritas, Rolf Binder, Australia

Washington State
Cayuse, Christophe Baron
McCrea Cellars, Doug McCrea


2003 Hospice du Rhône – Seminar Series

Cornas Masterclass
Les Vins de Viennes, Yves Cuilleron
Domaine Thierry Allemand, Thierry Allemand
Moderator: Ehren Jordan, Turley Vineyards

Syrah: Just the Facts Ma’am
Hudson Vineyards, Lee Hudson
Saxum, Justin Smith
Lagier Meredith, Professor Emeritus Carole Meredith, UC Davis
Moderator: John Alban, Founder of Hospice du Rhône and Alban Vineyards

Torbreck: What’s in a Name
Dave Powell, Torbreck
Moderator: Michael Havens

The Wines of John Kongsgaard
Kongsgaard and Arietta, John Konsgaard
Moderator: Michael Bonaccorsi, Bonaccorsi Wine Company


2002 Hospice du Rhône – Seminar Series

The Old and New From Henschke
Prue and Stephen Henschke, Australia
Moderator – Michael Havens

Grenache with Paneche
Beckmen Vineyards, Steve Beckmen
Turley, Ehren Jordon
Ridge. Paul Draper
Neyers, Greg Brown
Moderator: Manford Krankl, Sine Qua Non

Garnacha, Carinena and the Priorat
Clos Erasmus, Daphne Glorian-Solomon
Mas Doix, Ramon Llagostera
Moderator: Eric Solomon, European Cellars

Blinded by the Whites
Domaine François Villard, François Villard
M. Chapoutier, Michel Chapoutier
Domaine Yves Cuilleron, Yves Cuilleron
Moderator: John Alban, Founder of Hospice du Rhône and Alban Vineyards


2001 Hospice du Rhône – Seminar Series

Spotlight on Clarendon Hills
Claredon Hills, Roman Bratasiuk

The Art of Pairing Red Rhônes with Complex Foods
Justin Vineyards and Winery, Jeff Branco
Bonny Doon Vineyard, Randall Grahm

Syrah: A Sense of Place
Renard, Bayard Fox
Alban Vineyards, John Alban
M. Chapoutier, Michel Chapoutier

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Masterclass
Château de Beaucastel, Francois Perrin
M. Chapoutier, Michel Chapoutier


2000 Hospice du Rhône – Seminar Series

Grenache: Down Under Up and Over

Petite Sirah: Does She or Doesn’t She

A Nine Popes Retrospective

Gigondas Masterclass

Spotlight on California Syrah

The Bio-Dynamic Duo

The Art of Pairing white Rhônes with Complex Foods

Côte-Rotie/Condrieu Masterclass


1999 Hospice du Rhône – Seminar Series

A Penfolds Retrospective Tasting
Penfolds, Ian Shepherd

A Mourvedre Masterclass
Château la Narthe, Alain Dugas
Cline Cellars, Matt Cline
d’Arenberg, Australia, Chester Osborn
Fairview Estate, South Africa, Charles Back
Horton, Alan Kenne
Jade Mountian, Douglass Danielak
Preston, Kevin Hamel
Rosenblum, Kent Rosenblum
Staley, Philip Staley
Moderator: Steve Edmunds, Edmunds St. John

The Wines of Domaine Triennes 
Domaine Triennes, Jeremy Seysses
Domaine Triennes, Jacques Seysse

Brave New Worlds
Fairview Estate, Charles Back (South Africa)
Horton Vineyards, Dennis Horton (Virginia)
Dr. Antonio Bertelli (Italy)
Becker Vineyards, Robert Becker (Texas)
Moderator: Bob Cranston

Roussanne Renaissance
Château la Narthe, Alain Dugas
Andrew Murray Vineyards, Andrew Murray
Jaffurs Wine Cellars, Craig Jaffurs
Zaca Mesa, Kathy Joseph,
Sine Qua Non, Manfred Krankl
Tablas Creek, Neil Collins
Moderator: John Alban, Founder of Hospice du Rhône and Alban Vineyards

The d’Arenberg Retrospective
d’Arenberg, Chester Osborn

The Prestige Cuvees of Chateau la Narthe
Château la Narthe, Alain Dugas

The State of Washington State Syrah
Columbia Winery, David Lake, MW
McCrea Cellar, Doug McCrea
Columbia Crest, Kristen Barnhisel
Glen Fiona, Rusty Figgins


1998 Hospice du Rhône – Seminar Series

Vertical Tasting of Château de Beaucastel
François Perrin, Château de Beaucastel

Australian Rhônes Masterclass
D’Arenberg, Chester Osborn
Moderator: Joel Butler, MW

Vertical Tasting of Edmunds St. John
Steve Edmunds, Edmunds St. John

Northern Rhône Red Wines: What’s in a Name?
Domaine Cuilleron, Yves Cuilleron
Moderator: Ehren Jordan, Turley Vineyards

American Rhône Visionaries
Bonny Doon, Randall Grahm
Moderator: Bob Cranston