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Nicolas Quillé
Crimson Wine Group, California

With an extensive background in winemaking and winegrowing Nicolas Quillé brings a distinct skill set to Crimson. Nicolas, who joined Crimson Wine Group in April 2018, oversees all winemaking and operational functions; ensuring the highest level of quality to support Crimson’s mission of crafting benchmark wines and creating uniquely wonderful wine experiences.

Nicolas was most recently General Manager and Head Winemaker of Banfi Vintners’ boutique portfolio of wineries in the Pacific Northwest. He spent the last 26 years in a variety of winegrowing positions in both France and the United States. His U.S. experience includes winegrowing and management positions with Pacific Rim, Bonny Doon and J. Lohr. Prior to moving to the United States, Quillé worked in Burgundy (Antonin Rodet and Domaine Prieur), Provence (Domaine de la Courtade), Champagne (Laurent Perrier)and Portugal (Taylor’s Port).

Nicolas was born in Lyon, France, into a family with three generations working in the wine business. He holds a master’s degree in Enology from the University of Dijon, Burgundy, a master’s degree in Sparkling Winery Management from the University of Reims, Champagne, an MBA from the University of Washington and is a member of the prestigious Institute of Masters of Wine.

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