Australian winemaker hits her stride in heart of Burgundy

Jane Eyre readily admits that while working as a hairdresser in Melbourne over twenty years ago, “I probably drank more gin and tonic” — but a flair for coaxing top-notch wines from storied Burgundy vines has propelled her into the French wine firmament. “There’s nothing like making your own wine,” Eyre says while inspecting a glass of Savigny-les-Beaune premier cru aux Vergelesses, one of a half-dozen of her recent reds. French peers believe there’s nothing quite like her wines — this month Eyre became the first Australian, and the first woman, to win the Negociant of the Year award by the …

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