What the Alheits have been up to


‘Welcome to the Chris Alheit Show’, said Richard Kelley MW of Dreyfus Ashby, Alheit’s UK importer, as he introduced this first-ever tasting of every vintage of Cartology and all seven of Chris and Suzaan Alheit’s 2017 single-site wines. But you’d have to meet the very modest Chris Alheit to know just how tongue in cheek this was. 

Alheit is not just modest but always hungry and open to learn, as was clear from the stories he told of the way his understanding of vineyards has changed since he and Suzaan made their first vintage of Cartology in 2011. With particular...