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Pauline Lhote

Assistant Winemaker, Sparkling Wine

Pauline Lhote is a native of Champagne, France where she comes from a family of farmers. She always knew she had a future in wine and decided at the age of 14 that her specialty would be winemaking. Blazing her own trail shortly after graduation, she set out for California. She came to Chandon for a three-month internship, expecting to learn a few things about New World sparkling wine. She never intended to fall in love with the California sunshine and its spirit of innovation, yet at Chandon she's found an opportunity to learn new techniques, be part of a small creative team, and use cutting edge technologies in the winemaking process. She's been here ever since, learning, creating, trying new things, and working her way up to Assistant Sparkling Winemaker.