Wingtip is excited to welcome renowned French winemaker, Philippe Bascaules, for a Winemaker Dinner with Inglenook. Attendees will enjoy a 5-course dinner pairing with 6 wines, including the soon-to-be-released 2015 Inglenook Rubicon.
Tickets are $195/person and seats are limited. We kindly ask to limit all RSVPs to a +1. Please email Lauren@wingtip.com to RSVP.
About Philippe Bascaules - Director of Winemaking, Inglenook
Personally chosen by Francis Ford Coppola, renowned French winemaker Philippe Bascaules came to Napa from Bordeaux in 2011 to become director of winemaking at Inglenook.
Born and bred in France, Bascaules was a gifted student with a love of nature that ultimately inspired his passion for œnology. In 1990, after receiving a degree in Agricultural Engineering, with a specialty in œnology, from Montpellier University in France, Bascaules began his career as assistant to the Estate Director at the legendary Château Margaux, one of France’s five First Growth Bordeaux estates. Bascaules became Estate Director there in 2000, overseeing viticulture and vinification. In 2011 he came to Inglenook and developed a 50-year plan for Coppola and his wife Eleanor.
In 2016, Bascaules was given the opportunity to return to Château Margaux as managing director, following the death of his friend and mentor, Paul Pontallier. In a unique arrangement, Bascaules remains Inglenook’s director of winemaking, and continues to oversee the projects he developed as part of his 50-year plan for Inglenook.
Bascaules’ experience of making some of the world’s most critically acclaimed wines has taught him the importance of respecting the heritage of a great terroir. At Inglenook, Bascaules leads a team of talented winemaking professionals dedicated to Coppola’s vision of making Inglenook the finest New World estate wine produced in the Old World style.