DAVID TOFTERUP

 

DAVID TOFTERUP

Hammeken Cellars

Director of Winemaking, was born in the town of Esbjerg, in the Danish peninsula in 1975. At the age of 15 he immigrated with his family to the Costa del Sol in Spain, and it was here that his interest in the Spanish language, culture, gastronomy and wine took form. Appreciation for quality wine and food has been a passion of David´s ever since. His interest for wines, however, was not just limited to consuming it, but rather in the art and technique of winemaking. Moving back to Copenhagen on his own at the age of 18, he graduated from Copenhagen Business College in 1995. In 1998 he became a skilled wine cellar master and started out on his adventures traveling around the wine world. He has worked as assisting winemaker at prestigious and well know wineries Worldwide, including Mont Marcal (Penedes, Spain), Chateau Lestage-Simon (Haut-Medoc, France), Viña Tarapacá (Maipo Valley, Chile), Foley Family Wines and Lincourt Vineyard (Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Rita Hills, California) and a short experience with Kumala (South Africa). In order to keep himself up to date with the latest developments in the World’s constant evolving wine industry, David has been studying distance courses in viticulture and enology with U.C. Davis, California. These experiences formed the backdrop from which David´s winemaking style has been born.

 

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