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Etienne Hugel: 1959 – 2016

Great Domaines is saddened to hear of yet another of its producers passing, Monsieur Etienne Hugel.

The family of Hugel from Requihr, Alsace has been producing wines since 1639 and last week we heard of the tragic and sudden passing of Etienne Hugel. Etienne had been working at the estate since 1982, having studied in Bordeaux and working in Wineries in both France and USA. He was commercial director for the estate at the time of his sudden passing, and will be succeeded by his children Charlotte and Jean-Frédéric.

“A visionary and hard worker, my son Etienne travelled the world with enthusiasm and a sense of friendship without equal,” said his father, André Hugel, in a statement. “Throughout his life he has transmitted his passion, professionalism and human values to all the people with whom he worked.”

Etienne will be sorely missed by all who have met him, and Great Domaines extends its deepest sympathies to his family in these trying times.