Château Lavergne Dulong
Château Lavergne Dulong

The team

Our motto: reveal the terroir to achieve excellence.

 

We are a young and dynamic team in charge of the estate, gathered around Yuxue Claverie Li,
Manager : Thomas Christen (Winemaker), Pascal Garaude (Vineyard Assistant) et Joy Bécard (Viticulturist).

Yuxue Claverie Li

Coming from ChongQing, China, I followed management studies of bachelor in Beijing which I completed in 2006, I arrived in Bordeaux for my master study. I discovered and fell in love with this wonderful city of wine. Trained in wine trade at the University Bordeaux IV then I did an interneship with Hélène Garcin, owner and worked with two wine merchants on the spot. Since 2014, I am at the head of Château Lavergne Dulong and I am doing everything possible to make this property a great Bordeaux Château. 

A native of Haute-Savoie, I made my weapons in 2001 as a worker at the Dominio de Atauta with Bertrand Sourdais, in Ribeira del Duero in Spain and as a trainee, during my BTS Viti-Oeno at Blanquefort (33), at Cyril Fhal’s Clos du Rouge Gorge in the Catalan coasts. It was Cyril who taught me the basics and gave me the taste for biodynamics. After a vinification in 2005 in Quinta Sardonia with Jerome Bougnaud and Peter Sisseck, I flew to Patagonia Argentina for a stay of 8 years, between 2006 and 2014! I gained experience in biodynamic viticulture and respectful winemaking as a technical director at Bodega Chacra alongside Hans Vinding-Diers, and as a consultant for local projects or winemaker at Bodega Secreto Patagonico. Back in the Bordeaux region in 2014, I definitely settled at Château Lavergne Dulong in 2016, seeing a fabulous setting with great potential.

 

Thomas Christen

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