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Session III - Heritage elements of Chenin Blanc landscapes

Thierry Pelloquet

Claude Mettavant

André Morgenthal

Thierry Pelloquet is the chief heritage curator of the Maine-et-Loire department. He's mission is to study, classify, preserve, maintain, enrich, enhance and promote the heritage of the department.

Président of the history et heritage of Rochecorbon association. Member of the Touraine archeology Society. published writings related to the conference's topic : METTAVANT Claude, Rochecorbon, Éditions Sutton, collection Mémoires en Images, Saint-Avertin et METTAVANT Claude, L’Olivier – Château du XVIIIe siècle – Rochecorbon, auto-édition, 2017

André studied philosophy, languages and drama at the University of Stellenbosch in the early 90s.Towards the end of his studies, André started a wine tourism business, offering specialised wine tours to discerning wine and gastronomy tourists, as well as training and consulting to restaurants, hotels and lodges. André has lectured at the Cape Wine Academy and also wrote a wine column for a Sunday business newspaper.

He has worked several vintages at Domaine Bertagna in Vougeot, Burgundy and made wine on a small Stellenbosch property, Clos du Ciel. In 2001, he joined Wines of South Africa (WOSA) as Communications Manager with a focus on media relations, as well as a mandate for wine tourism and to represent the South African wine industry in the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

In 2016 he resigned from WOSA to start his own business, among other ventures assisting Rosa Kruger with the Old Vine Project (OVP).

Myriam Laidet

Myriam is Project Manager for Heritage and Territorial Action (Sustainable Development) in the Loire Valley region. Her role is to coordinate the different actions of preservation of the heritage. She follows the projects to the end to make the link between the various actors and to ensure that the teams have enough resources to carry out the project.

The Speakers