Οne idea, one team…
Although according to the folk tradition the boulders that seem to balance on each other since the beginning of time are the remains of a Titanomachy, it was the people`s determination and persistence that made the dream come true and brought to light the hidden secrets of Tinos` waterless soil.
The mastermind behind planting and overseeing the vine. Holder of a series of diplomas and d.e.s.s. by the University of Bordeaux, France, which is also the place of his residence. He works as a consultant-enologist in many major châteaux of the Bordeaux region, as well as in vineyards and wineries in Greece, China and India. He is the man who set up the vineyard and had a clear idea from the very beginning of what should be the character of the unique T-Oinos wines. In collaboration with Tiniaki Ampelones` in-house enologists he determines each year`s vinification strategy and monitors the maturation process.
A skilled winegrower-consultant whose advisory services are based on an all- encompassing strategy used at more than 100 wine estates, in Bordeaux and all over the world. Convinced of the fact that a purely scientific, oenological approach presents a risk of standardising the taste of wine, Stéphane Derenoncourt strives primarily to express the character and identity of vines, as a living substance, as well as the soil in which they grow, the climate they are immersed in and the work of men and women who cultivate them.
The storm-tossed enologist of the estate is constantly traveling between mainland and Tinos. He has studied in Toulouse, France, and has harvested vines in Bulgaria, Argentina and France.
From day one at the vineyard, this is his great love and passion. Ηis commitment and hard work guarantee high quality grapes; the key to producing an exceptional wine. His other passion is gliding flight.
Team`s biker who swaps his motorcycle for a tractor whenever circumstances demand him to.
Apart from his vine duties, he is a skillful handyman and an avid fisherman.
Nadine has been Domaine Jacques Prieur`s enologist since 1990 and technical manager of both Domain Jacques Prieur and Domain Labruyere in Moulin-a-Vent since 2009. She is a supporter of sustained farming, precise winemaking and optimal ripeness and was awarded "1998 Best French Winemaker" by Revue du Vin de France.
An innate talent for hunting rabbits and ravens inside and outside the property. In his spare time he occasionally frightens the winery`s cats so as to devour their food.