Apr 14, 2022
Guillaume Fabre is the Owner and Winemaker of Clos Solène. Born in Southeast France and growing up in Bordeaux, Guillaume’s lineage and background are rooted in winemakers and grape growers. When he began an internship that turned into a full-time role as the Assistant Winemaker at L’Aventure in Paso Robles, he realized his passion for the California soil could not be satiated on the soil of France. In 2007, Clos Solène was created on the soil of Paso Robles.
Do you have a dream to produce and grow your own vineyard from seeds? How can the environment influence the flavor, growth, and variety of grapes?
For Guillaume Fabre, he began his brand by leasing rows and building up his Bordeaux-style barrel supply. Now, he and his wife built an estate of their own. Guillaume’s passion for California’s variety of soil, meticulously maintained vines, and cool climate influenced and cultivated his Rhone program.
In this episode of Legends Behind the Craft, Drew Hendricks and Bianca Harmon sit down with Guillaume Fabre, Owner and Winemaker of Clos Solène, to discuss how the California soil and climate provide rich vineyards. You don’t want to miss this episode as Guillaume talks about his vision behind Clos Solène, how the environment and soil affect the harvest of grapes, and why a winemaker should explore and encourage better environmental practices.