As one of the world’s most sought-after oenology and viticulture consultants, Stéphane Derenoncourt currently works with hundreds of wineries in over a dozen of countries. Committed to explore the potential of all the vineyards, his wines are vibrant and balanced and always express the local and unique terroir potential.
Born in 1963, Stéphane began to work very young in the Fronsac vineyards. In his twenties, he was hired as winemaker by several wineries in Bordeaux, including famous Chateau Canon-la-Gaffelière and Chateau La Mondotte. He started his career as a wine consultant in 1997 and two years later set up his own consulting firm. Currently, his team provides consultanting services for many top Bordeaux Chateaux, including Domaine de Chevalier, Smith Haut Lafitte and Canon-la-Gaffelière, La Mondotte, La Gaffelière, Chateau Pavie Macquin, Clos Fourtet. He also consults projects abroad, in countries including Italy, Austria, Spain, Turkey, China, India, Lebanon and Syria.