Sitting at a desk has never really been my thing. I have to have space around me and get moving, literally and figuratively. At Clairmont, things move a lot and we question ourselves so that we surpass the fact of simply providing grapes for the cellar.
Working as a team is not necessarily easy. But when people who are passionate about their profession, full of energy and very involved in their work start putting their heads together, it’s a tremendous resource!
We make wines of quality, some really lovely wines. It seems obvious to me to go and meet our customers, explain to them who we are and how we work. Perhaps we might repeat the same thing ten times over, but this communication is essential.
What is my position? What can I provide? What role can I play? How can we enhance the value of our pro-duction? For me, making progress means asking all these questions.
I have a Master’s degree in marketing, but ever since I was a teenager I have always wanted to study agricul-ture. I always had the desire to establish myself as a winegrower, so when I came back to this region, the question of handing over arose and there you have it!