Solène Fabre

G&S tasting roomWho would have imagined I would live in California one day!
I am born and raised in a small town North West Bordeaux, Bourg sur Gironde, where my parents were both doctors. I grew up like any children in my home town, harvesting in September to make some money, drinking a small glass of wine at dinner because it is cultural. But besides my mother who always dreamed that I would marry a winemaker I didn’t know much about what was to come…

I studied Spanish Language, Literature and Civilization at the University of Bordeaux, France, and Seville, Spain. Just before graduating as a Spanish teacher, Guillaume mailed me a fly ticket to come see him in Paso Robles while he was there as an intern. This is how we decided to move the following year to California. I worked for two different wineries before I could start working full time on Clos Solene.

This is a dream becoming reality. We invested the small savings we had, worked and still work as much as possible to, first, make an elegant wine with character and personality, but also to develop a relationship with the persons who are supporting us in this endless work.

I love sayings and proverbs so let me finish with this beautiful sentence by Eleanor Roosevelt: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”


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