Off the Clock: How Sir John Hegarty's Love of Wine Led to a Business Venture

The advertising legend founded Hegarty Chamans with wife Philippa Crane

BBH founder Sir John Hegarty admits that “a moment of madness” led him and his wife, Philippa Crane, to buy Domaine de Chamans in 2002.

It wasn’t in their plan to become owners of the 54-acre, south-facing vineyard, which bathes in golden sun at the foothills of Montagne Noire, just outside Carcassonne in France. “We live a very urban life here in London and thought maybe we should have a place in the countryside to add balance to our lives,” explained Hegarty.

However,

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