Ray Walker Moved to France to Start Negociant Business
Ray Walker, previously a cellar worker with Freeman Winery and August West, is moving from California to Beaune, France, to start a negociant business based in Burgundy. Walker will work with winemaker Olier Leflaive. Walker was previously a stock broker at Merrill and a real estate agent before studying winemaking at Napa Valley College. His new venture is called Maison Ilan (maison-illan.com).