One day, looking out of the window no longer made me happy. I wanted to leave, go to Spain, join the ar-my…then I became a landscaper-horticulturist, because I wanted to design gardens.
Only one in Clairmont! Our strength is precisely being very few. Young or old, founders or newcomers, we are united and progressing in the same direction.
Excellence is in unity. But to achieve this involves being daring, taking risks, moving forward step after step. This is precisely the force of Clairmont.
For our Open Days, I much prefer chatting to young people who don’t know much about wine, but ask lots of questions. Perhaps they will leave having bought just one bottle of wine, but they will have had an enjoyable time. When they drink the wine with their friends, they will be able to recount the memory of a pleasant moment.
I went away to free myself from a certain old-fashioned view of viticulture. But I knew I would come back, with new ambitions. The important thing for me was to live well doing a job of quality. I had this conviction that it is possible to be a craftsman as well as being practical at the same time.