After studying at the National College in Rennes, Eloi Jacob attended the prestigious ENITA de Bordeaux, where he earned his degree in agronomy with a specialty in viticulture and oenology. In the early part of his career, Eloi's passion for the vine took him from the great vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône to California's famed Ridge Vineyards, helping him to achieve a global understanding of world-class viticulture.
Eloi joined Château Fonplégade in 2004 as the estate's technical and vineyard manager, and until 2013 he worked to revitalize the viticultural programs at Fonplégade and Château l'Enclos. In 2013, he was named general manager of both estates. Eloi plays a key role in guiding the renaissance of these two storied châteaux, while continuing to work with the Fonplégade and l'Enclos vineyard teams. With deep roots in both the vineyard and winery, Eloi is a hands-on leader who personifies Château Fonplégade's commitment to the highest standards of craftsmanship and quality.