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JEAN-CHARLES CAZES

Born in Bordeaux, Jean-Charles Cazes grew up in Pauillac in the heart of the family vineyards. While studying economics and finance at the University of Bordeaux, he spent many summers working in the vineyard or in the wine storehouses of Château Lynch-Bages.

After several banking internships in Paris and New York, he began his professional career in Brazil, where he worked for two years as a finance controller at Valeo in Sao Paulo.

Attracted in turn by the world of wine, of which he is passionate, he returned to France in 2001 and joined the wine distribution company J.M Cazes-Sélection. As a business manager for J.M Cazes Sélection, he dealt especially with Scandinavia, Great Britain and the United States. Meanwhile, he topped up his knowledge of wine by studying at the Bordeaux University of Oenology and finishing the Diplôme Universitaire d'Aptitude à la Dégustation in 2005.

Since 2006, taking over from his father, Jean-Michel Cazes, he has been in charge of all the family vineyards, in France and abroad.