Dr. José Vouillamoz

Dr Vouillamoz is one of the world’s leading authority on the origin and parentage of grape varieties through DNA profiling. Swiss grape geneticist of international fame, trained with Professor Carole Meredith at the University of California at Davis (USA). He is the co-author with the two Masters of Wine — Jancis Robinson and Julia Harding of the multi-award winning book Wine Grapes (Allen Lane, 2012), the ultimate reference on all the grape varieties that are cultivated in the world. In 2017, he published the reference book Cépages Suisses – Histoires et Origines that was a huge national success. He is also author and co-author of several scientific papers and grape books, such as the Oxford Companion to Wine and the World Atlas of Wine.

Besides his contributions to the field, Dr Vouillamoz is also an independent wine expert, wine writer, wine educator and lecturer, as well as a member of the Académie Internationale du Vin, the Académie du Vin de Bordeaux, the Mémoire des Vins Suisses and the Circle of Wine Writers.