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This beautiful and remote area is where most of the fruit and crops of Bali come from. In my job as a viticulturist, I take care of vineyard research and development at Hatten Wines vineyards of Sanggalangit. It’s located in Buleleng, the north part of Bali, between Seririt and Pemuteran tourist areas. We’re about 40 km from Gilimanuk the port for ferries to and from Banyuwangi in Java.

I have been here for almost one year now. In 2011 I decided to go to Bordeaux, France, to get a diploma in Viticulture and Oenology. Viticulture is a science of grape-growing, especially for winemaking. I continued my studies in University of Burgundy in Dijon, France, to get my bachelor degree in viticulture, and then specialized myself in Terroir for another one year by taking the 1st year of Master degree. After my studies, I came back to Indonesia wanting to develop our tropical wine; therefore I work with Hatten Wines. Under the wings of our winemaker, James Kalleske, I am learning a lot about tropical viticulture and winemaking.

That’s me! The French-speaking Indonesian viticulturist of Hatten Wines!