Born in Madagascar, from a Madagascan mother and a French father, François lived in Tahiti, French Polynesia until he left his island to attend college. There, he obtained a B.S in Biochemistry from the University of Bordeaux, France. Being in the heart of wine, and taking on his father and grand father enthusiasm for all things fermentation (His Grand Father was a baker, in France, and his father retired from being a Brewmaster, in Tahiti), François naturally decided to get a Master in Viticulture, Enology and Winemaking at the ISVV, in Bordeaux (Superior Institute of Wine and Vines).
After an internship in a prestigious winery in Bordeaux, François turned his head to the USA in August of 2010. Heading there for a 4 months internship at Maryhill Winery… he’ll stay there for 3 years, before starting working with Owen Roe winery in August 2013 where he still works today.
If you stop by Owen Roe you might hear him sing in the cellar. François also loves to play the guitar, travel and photography."