Audrey Braccini is the latest in a line of female directors at Domaine Ferret that has been unbroken since 1840.
Since 1840 Domaine Ferret has had an uninterrupted tradition of women as winemaker, a tradition that has been continued by Audrey Braccini since 2008.
From Beaujolais to Fuissé
Audrey Braccini was born in 1979 in the Lorraine region of northeast France, where she grew up admiring her father’s dedication to cultivating his wine cellar. Inspired by his passion, Braccini moved to the heart of the renowned wine region of Languedoc-Roussillon, and enrolled in Montpellier University’s prestigious enology program. After successfully earning a master’s degree in vineyards and wine, she launched her career in Beaujolais and quickly became infatuated with the Gamay grape.
In 2008, Braccini’s talents earned her the position of director for the historic Domaine Ferret estate in the nearby Mâconnais region. Drawing on her years of experience and expertise, she dove headfirst into the regional Chardonnay and Pouilly-Fuissé appellations. When she is not in the vineyards or the cellar, Braccini enjoys spending time with her children (a boy and a girl) and learning more about art.