Welcome to Episode 1222 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse’s Ambassadors Corner – In this episode Matt Paice Interviews Manfred Ing. These sessions are recorded from Clubhouse and replayed here on the Italian Wine Podcast! Listen in on this series as Italian Wine Ambassadors all over the world chat with Stevie and their chosen wine producer. Which producer would you interview if you had your pick?
More about today’s Co-Moderator:
Matt Paice is Operations Director of Enoteca da Luca, an independent group of three Italian restaurants and wine bars in central London. He is an Italian Wine Ambassador and also has WSET Level 3.
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About today’s guest producer:
Born and raised in South Africa, Manfred Ing has spent years travelling, harvesting and studying winemaking alongside some of the best wine producers in the world. Whilst studying at the prestigious Stellenbosch University, Manfred worked alongside the great Francois Naude at L’Avenir Estate. His winemaking journey continued to the Hawkes Bay, working under Gordon Russell at Esk Valley Estate in New Zealand. Then up to Vineyard 29 in Napa Valley, a custom crush winery, learning from some of Napa’s most legendary names, including Keith Emerson, Philippe Melka, Andy Erickson and Celia Masyczek.
Following his return to South Africa, Manfred had the privilege of interning with famous American winemaking and viticultural couple, Zelma Long and Dr Phil Freese at Vilafonte in Stellenbosch. He then joined the team at Peregrine Wines in Central Otago for vintage before heading up to Ceretto, in Piemonte for his third harvest of the year.
Following two years back in New Zealand, as assistant winemaker at Peregrine Wines, Manfred returned to Europe for another harvest in Barolo; this time working with the world famous Luca Currado at Vietti. It was at the tail end of his vendemmia at Vietti where the fateful visit to Querciabella took place. Alongside his friend and now mentor, Luca Currado, Manfred attended a technical tasting at the famous Tuscan winery. A few short days later, the call came from Querciabella, offering Manfred a full-time winemaking position with the team in Greve in Chianti. It is at Querciabella that Manfred has found a home since 2010; responsible for all aspects of the production of Querciabella’s wines, from the moment the grapes have ripened in the vineyards until the moment the wines go into bottle.
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More about the moderator Stevie Kim:
Stevie hosts Clubhouse sessions each week (visit Italian Wine Club & Wine Business on Clubhouse), these recorded sessions are then released on the podcast to immortalize them! She often also joins Professor Scienza in his shows to lend a hand keeping our Professor in check! You can also find her taking a hit for the team when she goes “On the Road”, all over the Italian countryside, visiting wineries and interviewing producers, enjoying their best food and wine – all in the name of bringing us great Pods!
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