Silver 2019 / Editorial / Personality

Bordelaise Women Winegrowers

  • Prizes
    Silver in Editorial/Personality
  • Photographer
    Patrick Desgraupes

Located only a few hundred meters from prestigious «Grands Crus Classés of Bordeaux”, the “Crus Bourgeois” have a different positioning. More modest in size, they belonged to families for a long time. The winemaker’s profession has long been reserved for men, but for decades times have changed. These women from Bordeaux creating remarkable “Crus Bourgeois” embody this renewal. The fields and know-how are transmitted from generation to generation. Children become aware of the heritage value of the vine and once they become adults they generally work in family.

Patrick Desgraupes is a French photographer. He has trained on the job in different Parisian studios and in labs, in which he acquired an understanding of light, one of the strong traits of his current works. His work has been published since 2004 at Editions de la Martinière, in numerous magazines and brochures. He has become a recognized landscape specialist in the 4x5 inches large format camera and his work has been published in the USA and in seven European countries.