TRADITION and INNOVATION
Known both as a conventional traditionalist and a rebellious renegade, Christian Roguenant is a unique mix of the two. The son of a conservative banker, he grew up in France where he learned to make wine using time-honored methods. He then proceeded to seek out innovative techniques all over the world.
Schooled at the University of Dijon, he earned not only a degree in Oenology, but also a Certificate of Marketing for Wine and Spirits. Dangerously over-educated even then, Christian’s insatiable thirst for novel methods led him to make wine in countless countries spread over five different continents.
He delights in selecting among the hand picked fruit from our estate’s exclusive select blocks for Cadre. He has been kicking dirt in our vineyards for almost 20 years. He has paired that time and knowledge into wines that capture the essence of the Edna Valley all while showcasing the unique attributes of our site.
Christian is overflowing with passion for his craft, always striving for perfection, he expresses: “My passion and desire is to make better wine every year. A winemaker is the greatest critic about his own wine-always striving to get closer to perfection.”