After completing an IUT in General Agronomy and an Engineering School of Agricultural Works, I obtained a degree in oenology and went on to gain experience in wine-making: Institut français de la Vigne, Bordeaux merchant, cooperative cellar in Auvergne, vinification in Ribatejo in Portugal and then at Château Mouton Rotschild in 2009.
The following year, I went to Hawke's Bay in New Zealand, famous for its "Bordeaux Blends", blend of Merlot and Cabernets. After a tour of the South Island and a tasting of the Otago's Pinots noirs, I came back to follow 19 winegrowers in the middle of the harvest for a labotary in the Entre-deux-Mers region.
I met Jean Crampes from Château Gayon, a vineyard engaged in sustainable agriculture under the Terra Vitis label. I've work there for two years and a half, managing the wine cellar from vinification to bottling, focusing on the sale aspects. A great experience in a domain where the range of wines covers six wines for six differents appellations.