The French oenologist Stéphane Derenoncourt (* 1963) started his viticulture career in 1982 first as a harvest assistant and then in various functions in a number of wineries. After all, he was in the 1990s Chateau Pavie-Macquin as cellar master and then in wineries of the Neipperg family such as B. Château Canon-La-Gaffelière (Saint-Émilion) worked as a wine maker. As consultant He started other companies in 1997 and founded the consulting company "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. Chateau Vray Croix de Gay. Clos Fourtet and Domaine de Chevalier, Of Francis Ford Coppola he was hired for his Napa Valley winery in 2008. There have been further advisory activities abroad 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 - Cotes de Bordeaux and Derenoncourt California in Napa Valley as well as with the wine dealer François Thienpont the sales company "Terra Burdigala" for quality wines.