Born in Bordeaux in 1980, I have always been surrounded by beautiful vineyards. I saw my father, supported and assisted by my mother, turn Château Le Camplat into what it is today.
I studied languages and international trade. In 2001, I joined famous Cognac house Hennessy for an internship but I ended up staying for 3 years. After completing a Master’s Degree in Wine and Spirits Business, I returned to Bordeaux to work in wine trading. However, I quickly understood that what I wanted more than anything was to work in the family business. That’s why in 2008 I joined my father and, later on in 2014, I set up business as a young farmer.
2015 was the year of my first vintage as a fully fledged winemaker. I think I can thank my lucky star because 2015 was a very good vintage, both in terms of the vinification process itself and the quality of the wine.
Respecting and preserving what my father spent a lifetime building is crucial to me and I try to keep our family traditions alive while adding my personal touch. This is why in the past three years I have introduced new varieties (Malbec and Petit Verdot) in order to create new vintages.
For me this is only “the beginning” of this adventure and I have many ideas and plans for the future, but I know the main challenge in the coming years will be to create beautiful vintages while dealing with climate change and protecting our environment.
Born in Saint Mariens, my father has always lived on the family estate. In 1979, while working as a vineyard hand, he planted the first vines of what would later become his own thriving estate. Today, the vineyard stretches over 17 hectares. Château Le Camplat produces red, white and rosé wines under the Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux and Bordeaux appellations.