STEPHANE DERENONCOURT

Consultant Winemaker

As one of the world's most sought-after winemaking consultants, Stéphane Derenoncourt believes that each wine has its own distinct identity, and it is his mission to encourage its expression. Fascinated by terroir and tradition, Stéphane acquired his vast knowledge of winemaking through extensive hands-on experience and observation in diverse appellations around the world. His winemaking philosophy aligns perfectly with that of Château Fonplégade, in that he believes that every living element should be taken into account and every detail from vine to glass is closely linked. Each wine that he helps to produce is one that he truly loves to drink and share. In addition to consulting for wineries in the most renowned regions of France and beyond, Stéphane and his wife, Christine, own Domaine de l'A in the Côtes de Castillon appellation.