What is the Grand Crüe ?

We are an international network of culturally diverse, innovative and independent wine industry professionals: sommeliers, winemakers, consultants, designers, brand builders, writers, photographers, videographers, musicians, entrepreneurs, foodies… and a few of us are even self-proclaimed “misfits”.

The Grand Crüe (GC) advocates alliance through equality and inclusion. We are also staunch supporters of sustainable business and wine production practices (our mission statement).

The GC network currently has 22 members in 10 countries of 10 nationalities that speak 11 languages (stand: January 2021).

What do we do?

  • Represent and promote like-minded nonprofits and worthy causes.
  • Offer innovative communication, branding & design services.
  • Build relationships within the international wine industry.
  • Educate and speak at public events.

Who do we do it for?

  • Nonprofits and worthy causes

Our history – the short version

Dan del Gesso (a.k.a. Finkus Bripp) founded THE GRAND CRÜE – a band of “merry wine misfits” – in 2011. Over the years Dan would invite other wine professionals and kindred spirits he met along the way to join the GC network and they have collaborated in various capacities together on multiple projects.

Welcome to the B-Side of wine. We are the GC. Glad you could make it.