Bertie Eden

Club W Winemaker Partner // Biodynamic Winemaking Pioneer

Bertie Eden is a rebel at heart. Born the son of an English lord and the great-nephew of a former British prime minister, Eden seemed destined for a life of politics — until, of course, he picked up and moved to the South of France to pursue his passion for winemaking. He found his home amongst the rolling hills and rugged natural beauty of the Languedoc, the oldest wine region in France and one of its most storied. Today, Eden practices biodynamic winemaking, taking the utmost care throughout each step of the process and maintaining a loving, near-reverent respect for the environment. (Of the Languedoc's extraordinary atmosphere, he says it's the "most beautiful, wonderful place to be.")

Accolades and Current Projects

Club W Winemaker Partner

What do you love most about your job?

Good wine, good food, good company.

What’s your favorite place to eat, drink, or play?

Anywhere between Carcassonne and Barcelona. Or Southern California.

If you were throwing a dinner party and could invite anyone, who would it be?

Lalou Bize-Leroy. And I would ask her to bring some bottles!

Who’s your palate icon?

My own, or my partners’.

Who or what do you consider your biggest influence?

Dr. Jane Goodall.

See Bertie’s Club W collaboration:

2014 Pas Ordinaire Saint-Chinian Red Blend