Our wishes for 2015
Another year is about to start and the right time to wish you all an exceptional New Year 2015.
Looking back, for some the previous year was one of hardship – for example, that black day of severe hailstorms on 28 June 2014 – but for others, it may have been a year of joyous memories such as a birth, an encounter, a good grape harvest.....
Our hopes for this year are that Mother Nature will spare us the sort of unsettled weather conditions we have experienced over the last 3 years and that 2015 will be a vintage of prosperity, not only for Burgundy , but for all the winegrowing regions; we must admit, however, that there have been some great vintages over the last years but the volumes were too low , a situation hard to manage for some domains .
Our plea to you, the readers, is that you will come this year to Burgundy and discover or rediscover this beautiful region with its "climats" – its multitude of wine plots – which deserves listing in the UNESCO world heritage classification.
Like this region of Burgundy itself, our association consists in a variety of personalities: 37 unique ladies! – from Chablis to Macon (including a new member this year, Florence Heresztyn from Gevrey Chambertin) – whose objective within the scope of the FevB is to promote our values , our skills and our heritage : united we stand! It is a feminine (not feminist) image of Burgundy which we wish to project, in some ways educational because women have always been instrumental in passing down to future generations our culture and wine-growing proficiency; these have been our aims for the last 14 years and which we are determined to continue and develop in the years to come.
As President of the association since 2008 and on behalf of all members, I wish to express our best wishes for 2015, hoping this year will be joyful and meet all your expectations, bringing you love and happiness; pleasure is also important, as it guides our daily life: that is to make wines which can be enjoyed everyday and on every special occasion.
Présidente de Femmes et Vins de Bourgogne