The French oenologist Stéphane Derenoncourt (* 1963) began his winemaking career in 1982, first as a harvest helper and then in various roles in a number of wineries. Finally, he was in 1990 from Château Pavie-Macquin as cellar master and then in wineries of the family Neipperg such. B. Château Canon-La-Gaffelière (Saint-Émilion) works as a winemaker. As consultant In 1997, he founded the consulting firm "Vignerons Consultants" with his wife Christine two years later.
As a result, he worked for around 20 well-known wineries in Bordeaux, among others Château Chambert. Château Jean Faure. Château Le Prieuré. Château Prieuré-Lichine. Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte. Château Vray Croix de Gay. Clos Fourte and Domaine de Chevalier, From Francis Ford Coppola he was hired in 2008 for his winery in Napa Valley. Other advisory activities abroad have been and are in China, India, Italy, Lebanon, Austria, Spain, Syria and Turkey. With his wife he runs the two wineries Domaine de l'A in the area Castillon - Côtes de Bordeaux and Derenoncourt California in Napa Valley and with the wine merchant François Thienpont, the distribution company "Terra Burdigala" for quality wines.