Maison Ilan – with Ray Walker

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Back in 2009, we spent some time talking to a young man from California who was headed to Burgundy to make wine …or more properly stated, to make Burgundy! Ray Walker has now been making wines in Nuits-Saint-Georges for the last seven vintages under his label, Maison Ilan. So, we thought we’d check in with Ray to have him reflect back on the wide ranging experiences he’s encountered, both the ups and the downs of making wine in France, and apparently more formidable, selling and delivering that wine to consumers in many countries, including the U.S.

Join us as we talk with Ray about Maison Ilan, the pitfalls he’s experienced, and how he views the future of his label.

For more info:
Maison Ilan: www.maisonilan.com/

Maison Ilan Store: store.maison-ilan.com/

Initial GrapeRadio.com interview with Ray Walker: “Young Winemaker Making the Leap to Burgundy”

Sponsor: Wine Berserkers: www.wineberserkers.com

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5 Responses to “Maison Ilan – with Ray Walker”


  1. 1 MHill Mar 24th, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Nice job guys! well balanced, not spoofy, will age well! I’m 96 points on this show.

  2. 2 GrapeRadio Bunch Mar 24th, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Com’n Mel…96? What could we have done differently to make it a 97? 😉

    Eric

  3. 3 MHill Mar 26th, 2016 at 11:03 am

    I’m a tight grader Eric and maybe in a few years you know, after you pay your dues….. we’ll be able to rate you higher….

  4. 4 Sean Hardon Jul 30th, 2016 at 2:17 am

    With the latest disturbing stories about Ray Walker. It might be an idea to take down his website and sales site details. Especially if he has as is reported no wine to sell as it has been allegedly impounded by the French Authorities.

  1. 1 graperadio – walker / ilan… pingback on Mar 28th, 2016 at 1:37 pm

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