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Douglas Murray, who helped found Chile's Viña Montes and build it into one of that country's most prominent wineries, died June 30 in Santiago of cancer. He was 68. A banking executive, Murray partnered in 1988 with Aurelio Montes, Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand to establish Viña Montes.
New York wine has lost a pioneer. Stanley A. Wagner, known to everyone as Bill, died in June at his home in Lodi, N.Y. He was 83. Wagner was a lifelong grapegrower in the Finger Lakes.
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