Congratulations to Nicolas Quillé, SWS, for passing the Spanish Wine Scholar exam with highest honors!
Nicolas Quillé MW was born in Lyon, France, into a family with three generations working in the wine business. Nicolas holds a master's in enology from the University of Dijon in Burgundy, a postgraduate degree in sparkling winery management from the University of Reims in Champagne, an MBA from the University of Washington in Seattle and is a member of the prestigious Institute of Masters of Wine. Nicolas has worked for wineries in Burgundy, Provence, Champagne, the Rhône valley, the Douro valley, Oregon, Washington and California.
Nicolas has more than 25 years of experience in the wine industry with an emphasis on viticulture, winemaking, quality control, wine business management, wine portfolio management and merger and acquisitions. He has judged at numerous wine competitions and is speaking at wine conferences on a regular basis. Currently Nicolas is the Chief Winemaking and Operations Officer for the Crimson Wine Group based in Napa, California. He is currently also teaching and wanted to teach the Spanish Wine Scholar program, prompting him to go through the curriculum.
- Testimonial The study program is excellent and I have learned plenty. It will prove very valuable in teaching the material to students.
- Position Chief Winemaker and Operation’s Officer, Crimson Wine Group