Cyril Chirouze took on the role of the director of the Château des Jacques in June 2015.
Born in Lorraine in 1983, Cyril was enthralled by wine at a very young age, and directed his studies towards a career in the field. He graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique in Montpellier with a degree in agricultural engineering, having specialized in viticulture and winemaking.
Entering the World of Wine
He began his working life in the vineyards of Domaine Piron in Beaujolais in 2006, then made wine at the Château des Jacques between 2007 and 2013.
After having concentrated on Gamay for a number of years, Cyril wanted to manage a Pinot Noir vineyard in the Côte de Nuits, and spent two years at the Château de Marsannay. Nevertheless, the siren song of the Gamay grape lured him back to Beaujolais!
Cyril has two children, Anna and Constant. He loves sports, particularly badminton and running. He runs one marathon each year, but hates speaking about the times he achieves. He's also a good cook, and enjoys eating the results with friends. Cyril is particularly inspired by chefs Michel Bras and Anne-Sophie Pic.