Hugh Ryman was born in the UK but moved with his family to Bergerac, close to Bordeaux when his father bought the Chateau de la Jaubertie. After studying in Bordeaux and working in top chateaux such as Petrus and Yquem, and in Australia, he became one of the first “flying winemakers”. These skilled men and women were commissioned – usually by British wine retailers – to help producers to improve the quality of their wines. Hugh’s experience making a wide range of wines in 17 countries with different soils, climates and cultures gives him a uniquely broad view of the 21st Century wine world. He divides his time between Chateau de la Jaubertie and his home in Bordeaux, the Minervois and Spain and South America where he also makes wine.