Put some MERRY in your holiday season! 109 Cheese and Wine will host a special Wine Tasting event on Saturday, December 9 from 1-4pm with Chris Campbell and Michele D'Aprix
Winemaker // Importer // Bordeaux Crusader
Michele’s love affair with wine began in 1997 when she walked into the cellar at Dry Creek Vineyard. It was her first job interview at a winery, and she was one of their three candidates that year. She recalls, “The enologist ultimately hired me because, at the time, I was a bartender in Boston. They figured a bartender's ability to multitask outweighed my lack of experience. I was only a third year, O-Chem undergraduate with no lab skills whatsoever.” Michele earned her Viticulture and Enology degree from UC Davis, and today she runs her own wine importing business and calls NYC her home.
Come harvest season, Michele hops over the pond to get her hands dirty in the French soil, making wine with Pierre Bernault. Her mission is to redefine Bordeaux for a new generation of wine lovers — to swipe it of its stuffy notoriety and intimidation, getting us all to drink a glass on any day of the week.
Accolades and Current Projects
- Currently, the only American female making wine in Bordeaux
- Owner, Christopher Imports
- Pentimento Winemaker, Château Beauséjour
109 Cheese and Wine is located at 109 Danbury Road, the Marketplace at Copps Hill. Visit 109 online here.