Julien comes from France where he has worked in various wine regions before moving to Australia and South Korea to develop his knowledge in viticulture. In 2013 he decided to move to New Zealand to gain more experience and accepted to work full time for Vela first as an irrigation specialist and now as the vineyard manager. Water management is key for growing high quality Pinot Noir and Julien makes sure we reach our goal. If you don’t find him in the vineyard, try on the shore of lake Dunstan and look for the trouts and eels in his fisherman’s basket.
Watch Julien’s video here