Jacques Thienpont (right) has appointed Diana Berrouet Garcia (left) as the managing director of his new company
Jacques Thienpont has announced the appointment of Diana Berrouet Garcia as managing director of the newly formed company Domaines Jacques Thienpont.
Berrouet Garcia will take over many of the roles that Thienpont had undertaken in the development of his three Bordeaux chateaux:
Le Pin in Pomerol
L’IF in Saint Emilion
L’Hêtre in Castillon
Jacques Thienpont is the grandson of Georges Thienpont who purchased Vieux Chateau Certan in Pomerol in 1924.
Jacques himself had the opportunity to purchase Le Pin in 1979.
In doing so, and through incredible foresight and industry, Thienpont created one of the world’s most sought-after wine that is a pure Merlot.
In 2010, Thienpont was presented with another opportunity to acquire L’IF, situated next to Château Troplong Mondot which, coincidentally, had been owned by his grandfather in the 1920s for about a decade.
Six years later, a third estate was added in 2016 when, together with his sister Anne Thienpont, Jacques purchased a stunning organic estate in Castillon which they named L’Hêtre. Each of the three estates is looked after by nephews or cousins of Jacques, whose fathers are all members of the well-known Thienpont Dynasty of winemakers in Bordeaux.
Diana Berrouet Garcia is from a family of winegrowers and producers of Cava in the region of Valencia. She received her Agricultural Engineering and Oenology diplomas at the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia and an International Masters in Science from Angers before working at Chateau Teynac and Corconnac in the Médoc as Estate Manager.
In 2015, Berrouet Garcia became Technical Director at Chateau Petit-Village in Pomerol and, following an acquisition by Chateau Beauregard, she was appointed Assistant Director General of the two estates in 2020. She is married to Jean-Francois Berrouet, who heads up the family wine estates on the right bank of Bordeaux where they live with their two children. Her father-in-law is Jean-Claude Berrouet, winemaker of Chateau Petrus from 1994 to 2008. Berrouet Garcia’s brother-in-law is Olivier Berrouet, winemaker of Chateau Petrus from 2008.