Vineyard Manager & Winemaker
Talented, experienced and passionate, Pascal is a classically trained French viticulturalist and winemaker. Born in Paris, France, Pascal completed a Technician’s Degree in Viticulture and Oenology and went on to complete a Oenology National Diploma from the University of Bordeaux in 1989. Pascal then accumulated over 10 years of experience managing a number of highly regarded Bordeaux estates. In 2002, Pascal’s enthusiasm for making great wine, alongside his lifelong appreciation for new challenges led him to move his family to the South Okanagan, where he spent 10 years developing Osoyoos Larose, a Bordeaux-inspired ultra premium estate.
In January 2013, Pascal found himself seeking further opportunities to make wines of the highest quality. Culmina’s Vineyard Manager & Winemaker position provided just that: the chance to craft unique wines from exceptional terroir, and the opportunity to work with proprietors with whom he shared a desire to achieve excellence, as well as an appreciation for artistry in the winemaker’s craft.
When Pascal is not working at Culmina, he is likely to be found sitting at his piano, in his workshop crafting beautiful pieces of furniture, or in the garden collecting fresh flower bouquets for his wife. Father to three girls and a lifelong surfer, he makes sure to hit the waves with his family at least once during his annual visit back to Brittany, France.