Etienne Hugel died on April 8, 2016.
He was a French winemaker.
The wine company Hugel & Fils was a winery in Riquewihr, Alsace, France.
The winemaker was one of the major producers of Alsace wine, and has been an important force in the Alsace wine industry in its developments during the second half of the 20th century.
Hugel & Fils produces its high-end wines from its own vineyards, and also operates a négociant business, which sources additional grapes under long-term contract from various growers.
And in particular, Hugel was highly export-oriented, with almost 80 percent of the wines produced being exported.
Also, The Hugel family are members of the Primum Familiae Vini.
Etienne Hugel passed away at 57 yrs old.