While in Burgundy earlier this year we met a lot of new friends and contacts. While in Puligny Montrachet we met Olivier Leflaive. I had read about his hotel and wine bar on wineterroirs.com, a link that Bill links to from this blog.
Upon stepping into the hotel looking for food, Olivier showed up and we started to talk about wine. After about an hour we wanted to be shown around the hotel. Olivier took it upon himself to show us around. After a generous offer we were anxiously moving our things in to the hotel. While there, Olivier befriended us. We met for lunches, and toured the vineyards around Puligny. He was really generous with his time and genuinely interested in my humble project. After helping me with setting up my connection for the shared facility in Beaune we kept in touch.
A few short weeks ago I was speaking with Olivier and he offered me a position during harvest with him at his domaine in Puligny-Montrachet. Needless to say, I accepted. I will be leaving back to France in August, ready to get my hands dirty and back tired.