Ryan O’Connell, host of Love That Languedoc, is a winemaker in the south of France.
Ryan is a self-professed ascended fanboy who has been making wine since he was nineteen. He has won the recognition of the Guide Hachette, Revue du Vin de France, Bettane et Desseauve, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Wall Street Journal: Europe, and JancisRobinson.com.
In 2009, Ryan founded Love That Languedoc, a website devoted to talking about the region he lives in and the producers who influence his work. He has interviewed legendary winemakers like Aime Guibert of Mas de Daumas Gassac and Claude Gros who has made many of the region’s most prestigious cult wines like La Negly, La Peira, and more. Whether he’s pigging out at a Michelin-starred restaurant or attending an exclusive trade show, Ryan’s goal is to capture the spirit of the region and serve it up to his friends online.
In 2010, Ryan started a campaign to train other winemakers and agricultural producers to use web tools that work for his winery. A champion of rural web technology, Ryan believes that agriculture and other rural businesses need to have their own personalized approach to web marketing.
Ryan is proud to live in the Languedoc and to have the support of so many great individuals and institutions in this part of the world.