Françoise Peschon was the long-time winemaker for the famous Napa Valley winery Araujo and is now the consulting winemaker for three small, exclusive estates: Cornell, Vine Hill Ranch, and Accendo (the Araujo family’s newest project in Napa Valley). Early in Françoise’s career, she worked at Château Haut-Brion in Bordeaux. In 2000, Françoise partnered with her neighbor and friend to make their own wine, Drinkward Peschon. Françoise holds an enology degree from the University of California, Davis.

Karen MacNeil interviewed Françoise Peschon for WineSpeed in July 2019.


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